Z33.3 NEREIS NYMPHE & EROS
Museum Collection: Antakya Museum, Antakya, Turkey
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Antioch, House of the Triumph of Dionysos
Date: C2nd - C3rd AD
Period: Imperial Roman
A Nereis Nymphe rides across the sea on the tail of a fish-tailed sea god. Before her flies winged Eros (Love) holding a mirror in his hand. The entire panel depicts several Nereides riding Sea Gods.
The figure might also be Aphrodite, the mirror and Eros being attributes of the goddess.
ARTICLESEros, Nereides, Aphrodite
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