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Z10.2 THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE

Museum Collection: Ruins of Bulla Regia (in situ), Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Bulla Regia
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLES

Aphrodite, Ikhthyokentauroi, Eros, Himeros

 
 
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