Neptune, Roman mosaic

Neptune, Roman mosaic

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Caption: Roman mosaic showing Neptune and a nereid. Detail from an ancient mosaic from Otricoli, Umbria, Italy, now stored in the Vatican Museums. Neptune (left) was the Roman god of the sea and is shown here with a nereid (sea nymph, right). In Roman mythology nereids were beautiful women who were friendly and helpful towards sailors, particularly in perilous seas.

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