Byzantine mosaic of a deer, adjacent to the baptismal font in an early Christian church. 450-500 CE. Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
A freed Roman slave, proud of raising a politician, marked his own son's funeral games with a monumental marble inscription near Pozzuoli Amphitheater, 150-200 CE. "To the divine spirits: Sempronius Paternus, city-councilman of Puteoli, fulfilled his duties well, so his father Herma erected this."
Byzantine mosaic floor symbolizing Earth in accordance with the geocentric view of the universe. From the north pastophorion of the Basilica of Doumetios, 540-575 CE. This room, in front of the church apse, was where bread, wine, and other implements were prepared for consecration. Preveza, Greece.
Plaque for the funerary niche of a Roman child on a retaining wall near Pompeii, 50-79 CE. “To the memory of Numerius Velasius Gratus, who lived twelve years.” The urn was buried below. Libations reached his remains through a protruding clay tube. A portrait-fresco decorated the vault's interior.