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Z34.3B TRITON & PHORKYS

Museum Collection: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Trajan Baths, Acholla
Date: --
Period: Late Roman

SUMMARY

A youthful sea-god, probably Triton (though perhaps Thaumas or one of the other more obscure gods), guides a Hippokampos (fish-tailed marine horse) on a rein. The sea-god is portrayed as an Ikhthyokentauros, a merman with equine forelegs and lobster horns. He holds an anchor (?) in his hand. Behind him follows a second sea-god. This red-skinned figure with fish-tail, lobster-claw forelegs and horns, is probably Phorkys.

ARTICLESTriton, Phorkys, Hippokampoi

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