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Bath of Achilles Mosaic


Carole Raddato
published on 16 March 2019
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Mosaic in the House of Theseus depicting the first bath of Achilles, 5th century CE. Paphos Archaeological Park, Cyprus.
The hero lies in the arms of his mother Thetis who is shown in the centre lying on a bed. This part of the scene has been greatly damaged. Achilles is also shown sitting on the knees of his nurse who is preparing to dip the infant in a basin.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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