), or DIOSCO'RIDES.
1. Of Samos, the maker of two mosaic pavements found at Pompeii, in the so-called villa of Cicero. They both represent comic scenes, and are inscribed with the artist's name,
ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΗΣ ΣΑΜΙΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΗΣΕ
They are entirely of glass, and are among the most beautiful of ancient mosaics. They are fully described by Winckelmann. (Geschichte d. Kunst,
bk. 7.4.18, bk. 12.1. §§ 9-11, Naachricht. v. d. neuest. Hercul. Entdeck.
§ 54, 55.)
A woodcut of one of them is given in the Useful Knowledge Society's "Pompeii," ii. p. 41. (See also Mus. Borbon.