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Gaziantep Museum 8230
21-MAR-2004

Gaziantep Museum 8230

This mosaic was very similar to one in the Antkya museum, so I think the subject is the same. If it is, this is Oceanous and Thetis. From Enc. Britt.: In Hesiod's Theogony, Oceanus was the son of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth), the husband of the Titan Tethys, and father of 3,000 stream spirits and 3,000 ocean nymphs. In Homer's works he was the origin of the gods. As a common noun the word received almost the modern sense of ocean. Hence in details all sorts of "sea life" appear.

Sorry for the bad quality of the picture, the museum managed to present almost any mosaic with spotlights producing glare, or with mixed natural and artificial light, the light colour changing all the time. This mosaic suffered more than the others.

Nikon D70
1/5s f/2.8 at 70.0mm full exif

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