Naples a 044, originally uploaded by 9-lives.

mosaic from pompeii, great image to study facial structure in mosaic

“If one subscribed to Epicurean philosophy, this mosaic might be appropriate, since Epicureans considered death not an evil but a democratic reality for all human beings.  This particular piece actually made up the top of table, as a reminder to diners and partiers to eat, drink and be merry lest they die tomorrow. ” for more info and the full image check out http://home.att.net/~b.b.major/identity.html about half way down page.

for info on pompeii https://mosaicartsource.wordpress.com/2006/09/27/what-the-heck-happened-in-pompeii/