Mosaic of Daedalus, Icarus and Pasiphae from Zeugma

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Carole Raddato
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published on 17 January 2023

The mosaic of Daedalus, Icarus and Pasiphae from Zeugma depicts the wife of King Minos of Crete Pasiphae (ΦACIΦAH), an unidentified maiden, and her nanny Trophos (TPOΦOC) watching as Daedalus (ΔΕɅɅΟC) and his son Icarus (ΕIKAPOC) make a wooden effigy of a cow. Dated to the end of the 2nd century CE. On display at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, 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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