Z2.6 EUROPA & THE BULL, ASTYPALAIA & THE SEA-PANTHER
Museum Collection: Gaziantep Archaeological Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey
Catalogue Number: TBA
Date: C1st - C2nd AD
Period: Imperial Roman
Zeus and Poseidon abduct the daughters of King Phoinix of Phoenicia. Europa carried away by Zeus in the guise of a fish-tailed bull, and perhaps Astypalaia by Poseidon in the form of a winged, fish-tailed leopard. Alternatively the pair may be Nereides.
ARTICLESPoseidon, Zeus, Poseidon, Nereides