Z50.2 ZODIAKOS & THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
Museum Collection: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: Found in the region of Zaghouan
Period: Imperial Roman
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.