Triumph of Venus Mosaic

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Carole Raddato
published on 21 December 2022

The Triumph of Venus mosaic was found at Khenchela (ancient Mascula, a Roman colony in Numidia) in Algeria. Venus is supported by two marine centaurs. Below are a hippocamp, a marine bull, and a fishing scene in which a fisherman lies on a rocky coast, looking at the catch of his companion. The mosaic dates to the early 4th century CE. National Museum of Cirta, Constantine.

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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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