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Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Gaziantep pictures - Turkey >> Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep >> Zeus and Europa mosaic tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

An Oceanous and Thetis mosaic | Another Oceanous and Thetis mosaic | Zeus and Europa mosaic | Daedalus and Icarus mosaic | The Achilles Mosaic | Dionysos mosaic | "Gypsy" mosaic | Methiokos mosaic | Acratos and Euphrosyne mosaic | Water gods and goddesses | Eros and Psyche mosaic | Women at breakfast | Antiope and satyr mosaic | The Mars statue at the Gaziantep museum

Zeus and Europa mosaic

I transfer pictures from several visits to these mosaics to sub-galleries in the Zeugma gallery to put some order in them. This is one such gallery. You will see my technique and equipment (and opinion on what looks best) changes over the years, as do the displays.

From the Enc. Britt.: Europa [is] in Greek mythology, the daughter either of Phoenix or of Agenor, king of Phoenicia. The beauty of Europa inspired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from Phoenicia to Crete. There she bore Zeus three sons: King Minos of Crete, King Rhadamanthus of the Cyclades Islands, and, according to some legends, Prince Sarpedon of Lycia. She later married the king of Crete, who adopted her sons, and she was worshiped under the name of Hellotis in Crete, where the festival Hellotia was held in her honour.

A knowledgeable viewer informed me: this is perhaps Astypalaia (Europa's sister who was abducted by Poseidon). She's riding a sea-leopard (pardalokampos).
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