Z5.1 APOLLON & DAPHNE
Museum Collection: Antakya Museum, Antakya, Turkey
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: Antioch, House of Menander
Date: C2nd - C3rd AD
Period: Imperial Roman
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.