Cave Canem ("Beware of the Dog") Botticino marble tile, Pompeii, Naples.
"... while Trimalcione was being carried away, a player with a tiny flute approached his head, and as if he were speaking secretly in his ear, he played for him all the way. Behind us came, already satiated with refinements , together with Agamemnon. When we reached the door we found a sign affixed to it where it was written: "The slave who goes out without the master's permission will take a hundred sticks." Right at the entrance stood a porter dressed in green with a cherry-colored belt, intent on peeling peas in a silver plate. Above the threshold hung a golden cage with a colorful magpie inside that greeted the guests. I looked at these things in amazement when I had to jump back so abruptly that at moments I broke my leg. seen on the left, and near the porter's lodge, a large dog tied to a chain, painted on the wall that seemed alive, with written under all capital letters: BEWARE OF THE DOG. My companions laughed ... "
Satyricon Petronius Referee (26 - 66 AD)
Floor mosaic "Beware of the Dog", found in the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, imperial style house in front of the forum's baths.
- Material: Botticino marble
- Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 1 cm - 5.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
- Weight: 0.550 Kg
- Easy to install with any tile adhesive
Ancient and original tile for your home entrance.
Handcrafted product made in Italy.