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Oceanus Mosaic


Carole Raddato
published on 28 April 2021
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Mosaic with a mask of the god Oceanus with lobster claws protruding from his head, and dolphins and fish escaping from his beard. Dated to 2nd-3rd century CE. Salón de los Mosaicos (Hall of Mosaics) Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs, Cordoba.

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About the Author

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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Raddato, C. (2021, April 28). Oceanus Mosaic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Oceanus Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 28, 2021.

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Raddato, Carole. "Oceanus Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Apr 2021. Web. 08 May 2021.