Z10.2 THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE
Museum Collection: Ruins of Bulla Regia (in situ), Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: Bulla Regia
Period: Imperial Roman
The goddess Aphrodite is carried ashore by a pair of Ikhthyokentauroi (fish-tailed sea centaurs), following her sea birth. The sea-gods are named Aphros and Bythos in other mosaics. Aphrodite is crowned by a pair of Erotes (winged love gods) who flit above her head.
Aphrodite, Ikhthyokentauroi, Eros, Himeros