Judgement of Paris, Mosaic from Antioch

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Jan van der Crabben
by Marie-Lan Nguyen
published on 31 May 2022

A mosaic made from marble, limestone and glass terrerae depicting the Judgement of Paris from Greek mythology. Paris, the prince of Troy, has to decide which of the three goddesses Hera, Athena or Aphrodite is the prettiest. He chose Aphrodite who promised him that he would marry the most beautiful mortal woman, who was Helen of Sparta. Paris received Helen to join him in Troy, which sparked the Trojan War as the Greeks fought to get her back.

The mosaic above was found in the Atrium House in Antioch-on-the-Orontes in modern-day Turkey. It is currently on display at the Louvre in Paris, room 25 Denon.

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