Z33.8 TRITON, LEUKOTHEA & PALAIMON
Museum Collection: Villa Romana del Casale (in situ), Piazza Amerina, Sicily, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: Villa Romana del Casale
Date: ca 320 AD
Period: Imperial Roman
Leukothea sails across the sea on the back of the fish-tailed, sea-god Triton. She is accompanied by her son, the young Palaimon, who rides a pair of dolphins.The Triton is depicted as a merman with coiling fish-tail and a crown of crab claws and legs. He holds a shepherd's crock in his hand as herder of the sea's fish. Leukothea holds a spade-shaped frond (of seaweed?) in one hand and grasps the arm of her son with the other.
ARTICLESLeukothea, Palaimon, Triton