Z5.1 DAPHNE & APOLLO
|Museum Collection||Hatay Archaeology Museum, Antakya|
|Context||Antioch, House of Menander|
|Date||C2nd - 3rd A.D.|
The nymph Daphne is transformed into a laurel tree as she flees from the amorous pursuit of the god Apollo. The nymph is depicted in the midst of metamorphosis with laurel-branches springing forth from the earth to envelop her. The god, his head crowned with a shining aureole, reaches out to grasp her.