Z15.2B AION WITH ZODIAC
Museum Collection: Staatliche Antikensammlung und Glyptothek, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: From villa in Sentinum, Italy
Period: Imperial Roman
Aion, the god of time, stands turning the wheel of heaven inscribed with the signs of the zodiac. The signs visible on the portion here depicted are Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and Leo.
Aion was identified with both Khronos (Father Time) and Ouranos (Heaven). As the latter he was often depicted alongside Gaia.