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Z5.2 APOLLON & DAPHNE

Museum Collection: Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor Mosaic
Context: Ostia
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLESApollon, Daphne

 
 
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