F42.1 POLYPHEMUS & GALATEA
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Context||Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase, Mythology Room|
|Date||Late C1st B.C.|
The Cyclops Polyphemus woos the Nereid-nymph Galatea with a tune on his panpipes. She rides a dolphin in the sea, and he is surrounded on the rocks by a flock of sheep. The boy atop the hill is probably the shepherd Acis.