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Z33.8 TRITON, LEUKOTHEA & PALAIMON

Museum Collection: Villa Romana del Casale (in situ), Piazza Amerina, Sicily, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Villa Romana del Casale
Date: ca 320 AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

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

 
 
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