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Z2.3 THE CHARIOT OF POSEIDON

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Louvre Ma1880
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Constantine (Algeria)
Date: ca 315 - 325 AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Poseidon and Amphitrite ride across the sea in a chariot drawn by four Hippokampoi (fish-tailed horses), and accompanied by a host of winged Erotes (love-gods). The god holds a trident, and the heads of him and his wife are surrounded by shining aureoles.

ARTICLES

Poseidon, Amphitrite, Hippokampoi, Erotes

 
 
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