Roman Mosaic of the Evil Eye

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 December 2022

Roman mosaic of the Evil Eye from Antioch. The eye is pierced by a trident and sword, pecked by a raven, barked at by a dog, and attacked by a centipede, scorpion, cat, and snake. A horned dwarf with a gigantic phallus crosses two sticks. Greek annotation "KAI SU" meaning "and you (too)". Dated to the 2nd century CE.

Hatay Archaeology Museum, Antakya, Turkey.

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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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