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Z5.1 APOLLON & DAPHNE

Museum Collection: Antakya Museum, Antakya, Turkey
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Antioch, House of Menander
Date: C2nd - C3rd AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Daphne is transformed into a laurel tree as she runs fleeing from the amorous pursuit of the god Apollon. The Nymphe is depicted in mid-transformation with laurel-branches rising from the earth to encompass her form. The god reaches out in futility to grasp her. He is shown crowned with a shining aureole.

ARTICLESApollon, Daphne

 
 
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