A Nereid & a Sea Centaur

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Branko van Oppen
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published on 15 February 2020
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A fragment of a gilded silver wine jug from southern Spain (10.5 cm in height; ca. 1st cent. BCE; APM inv. no. 15.375). The image is “rolled” out to compensate for the curvature of the vase neck. The scene illustrates a Nereid riding on the back of a sea centaur.

Image courtesy of the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.

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About the Author

Branko van Oppen
Branko van Oppen is an exhibition curator and independent scholar specialized in Ptolemaic queenship as well as Hellenistic art and ideology.

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Oppen, B. v. (2020, February 15). A Nereid & a Sea Centaur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11908/a-nereid--a-sea-centaur/

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Oppen, Branko van. "A Nereid & a Sea Centaur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11908/a-nereid--a-sea-centaur/.

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Oppen, Branko van. "A Nereid & a Sea Centaur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2020. Web. 22 Jun 2021.