CAVE CANEM maiolica panel 25 tiles

CAVE CANEM maiolica panel 25 tiles



Panel made of 25 tiles of approx. 15 x 15 cm.
CAVE CANEM, beware of the dog of the ancient Romans.

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Height 29.53 in 75 cm
Width 29.53 in 75 cm
Thickness 0.47 in 1,2 cm
Weight 39.68 lbs 18 Kg
Place where the original is exhibited Pompei and Naples MAN
Historical period First century after C. Pompei
Material Majolica on handmade biscuit

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Cave canem is a Latin phrase that literally means "Be careful of the dog". It was written at the entrance to the houses to warn that there was a potentially dangerous dog inside. The practice is very similar to that in use today.

The inscription can be found in a famous mosaic found in the archaeological excavations of Pompeii, on the entrance floor of the House of the Tragic Poet. Another mosaic, without an inscription, in which the animal is represented on the chain near a semi-open door is also visible in Pompeii at the entrance to the Casa di Paquio Proculo.

Finally, a well-known mosaic, also found in the House of Orpheus, is kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.


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