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Z10.7 THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE

Museum Collection: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: --
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Aphrodite is carried across the sea on a cockle shell by a pair of Ikhthyokentauroi (fish tailed sea centaurs) following her marine birth. She is crowned with pearls and holds a mirror. On each side (not shown) Tritones herald her birth with the blow of conch-shell trumpets.

ARTICLESAphrodite, Ikhthyokentauroi

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