Z33.3 NEREID NYMPH & EROS
|Museum Collection||Hatay Archaeology Museum, Antakya|
|Context||Antioch, House of the Triumph of Dionysos|
|Date||C2nd - 3rd A.D.|
A Nereid-nymph rides across the sea on the coiled fish-tail of a marine god. The winged god Eros (Love) flies before her holding a mirror in his hand. The mosaic depicts a series of Nereids riding sea-gods. Alternatively, this figure might be the goddess Aphrodite, as the Eros and mirror are her usual attributes.