Z5.2 APOLLON & DAPHNE
Museum Collection: Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Period: Imperial Roman
Apollon reaches out to grasp the Nymphe Daphne who escapes his pursuit, transformed into a laurel. Her womanly form is shown in the process of metamorphosis, with legs replaced by trunk and head and arms sprouting branches. The god carries a bow.