Z16.3 POSEIDON & GAEA
|Museum Collection||Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (in situ), Rhodes|
|Context||Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master|
Poseidon, armed with a trident, battles the serpent-footed giant Polybotes (partially shown). Behind him Nike (Victory) drives the god's chariot. The earth-goddess Gaea reclines beneath his feet upon the ground. She is clothed in a green robe and holds a cornucopia brimming with fruit. Athena, standing on the far right, wears a knee-length, red dress and plumed helmet.