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Z20.4 THE NINE MOUSAI

Museum Collection: Archaeological Museum of Elis, Elis, Greece
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Elis
Date: C1st BC
Period: Hellenistic Greek

SUMMARY

A circle containing the names and symbols of Apollon, Mnemosyne and the nine Mousai: for Apollon a lyre, Kalliope a writing board, Ourania a globe, Polymneia a pensive face, Erato and Terpsikhore lyres, Melpomene and Thaleia tragic and comic masks, Euterpe flutes, Kleio scroll, and Mnemosyne the mountain of Pieria (labelled).

 
 
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