Z33.7A NEREID & TRITON
|Museum Collection||Ostia Antica, Rome|
|Context||Ostia, Baths of Neptune|
A Nereid-nymph rides across the sea on the back of a sea-god (perhaps Triton or Phorcys). The marine deity has the upper body of a man, the serpentine tail of fish, and leg-like fins. He holds a flaming torch and one end of a billowing cloak in his hands.