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Z40.2 KAKODAIMON

Museum Collection: Antakya Museum, Antakya, Turkey
Catalogue Number: Antakya 1024
Type: Mosaic
Context: Antioch, House of the Evil Eye
Date: C2nd AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

An evil spirit (kakodaimon) is depicted alongside the symbol of the evil eye. He holds spits, is horned (or winged browed), and has large, elongated members which trail between his leg. The evil eye is surrounded by a pecking raven, trident, sword, scorpion, serpent, centipede, and dog. It is a symbol of misfortune.

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