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Z2.6 EUROPA & THE BULL, ASTYPALAIA & THE SEA-PANTHER

Museum Collection: Gaziantep Archaeological Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Zeugma
Date: C1st - C2nd AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

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

 
 
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