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Antakya mosaic Four Seasons
18-MAR-2004

Antakya mosaic Four Seasons

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On the corners of the full mosaic are winged cupids that represent the seasons, hence the name. The mosaic, inv. 1018, is from Harbiye, from the second century A.D. See the next pictures for details of them. Here you see the whole mosaic, with some of its neighbours.

The central part should show Medeia while her brother Absyrtos is hiding. It's badly damaged.

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