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Z16.3 GAIA & POSEIDON

Museum Collection: Palace of the Grand Master (in situ), Rhodes, Greece
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

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

 
 
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