Coronation of the Winner

1st quarter of 4th century
Mosaic
Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily

All but one of the figures are engaged in an athletic contest. At left in the lower register, a woman in a diaphanous gown enters with the prizes for the winner, a palm branch and a floral crown. In the center of the lower register, the winner holds the palm branch and places the crown on her head.

More of the Palm Branch and Crown symbols

Photographed at the Villa Romana by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.