Z10.2 THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE
|Museum Collection||Ruins of Bulla Regia (in situ), near Jendouba|
The goddess Aphrodite (Roman Venus) is carried ashore by a pair of Ichthyocentaurs (fish-tailed centaurs) following her birth from the sea-form. The pair are named Aphros and Bythos in the mosaic. A pair of flying Erotes (Roman Cupids) prepare to crown her with a wreath of myrtle. The goddess is draped in a loose, red cloak and is crowned with a shining aureole.