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LEPUS Roman Hare

LEPUS Roman Hare

The Details

Name: LEPUS Roman Hare

Location: Great Hall Square, Winchester

Created By: Emma Abel of abelmosaics

Sponsor: TBC

Design Inspiration

A “Roman” hare suits the medium of mosaic perfectly and is therefore the obvious choice for me. During their AD70-AD407 occupation the Romans introduced the brown hare to Britain, which was a sacred animal to them. A point of interest is that Winchester or Venta Belgarum was the 5th largest Roman town in Britain – Venta = market town, Belgarum = the local celtic Belgae tribe. Two major Roman patterns have been incorporated – “Guilloche” and “Wave”.

Hares of Hampshire