Z16.3 GAIA & POSEIDON
Palace of the Grand Master (in situ), Rhodes, Greece
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master
Period: Imperial Roman
Poseidon, with trident in hand, pursues the serpent-footed giant Polybotes (only partially shown). Behind him Nike (Victory) guides his horse- or hippocamp-drawn chariot. Gaia (Mother Earth) clothed in green and holding a fruit-filled cornucopia in her arm, stretches out upon the ground. To her right strides Athena wearing a knee-length skirt and battle helm.
ARTICLESGaia, Poseidon, Polybotes, Nike, Athene