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Z50.2 ZODIAKOS & THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

Museum Collection: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Mosaic
Context: Found in the region of Zaghouan
Date: --
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

A large hexagram containing images of the twelve zodiac signs and the seven days of the week. The central figure is Kronos or Saturn, the god of time, representing Saturday. He is surrounded by portraits of (from top moving clockwise) Aphrodite (Friday), Ares (Tuesday), Selene (Monday), Helios (Sunday), Hermes (Wednesday), and Zeus (Thursday). Surrounding these are the signs of the zodiac (from top moving clockwise): missing, missing (Virgo), Libra, Scorpio, Saggitarius, Capricorn, missing (Aries), Pisces, Leo, Taurus, missing (Gemini), and Cancer.

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