Roman mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset

Roman mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset
Photograph taken October 1963 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: bb71/05364

This mosaic is the earliest depiction of Christ found in Roman Britain and dates from the 4th century AD. The figure of Chirst is flanked by two pomegranates and lies on the Greek chi-rho (the first two letters of His name). The mosaic now lies in the British Museum.