Z2.9 POSEIDON & SEA CREATURES
Museum Collection: Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Ostia, Baths of Neptune
Period: Imperial Roman
Poseidon with trident in hand drives a chariot surrounded by various mythical and ordinary sea creatures. The fabulous beasts include a fish-tailed horse, panther, bull, goat and ram. Triton, portrayed as an Ikhthyokentauros (marine centaur), blows his conch-shell horn. In the lower left corner Pygmy folk battle the cranes.
ARTICLESPoseidon, Triton, Hippokampoi, Pygmaioi