The triton

Unknown authorFirst half of 3rd c. AD

Conimbriga Monographic Museum

Conimbriga Monographic Museum

The mosaicists in Conimbriga used in a singular way compositional motifs that belonged to more complex contexts as autonomous items, for example, from a naval triumph of Bacchus, they used only the figure of the triton carrying the banner, in a certain allusion to the city's contacts with maritime commerce.


  • Title: The triton
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: First half of 3rd c. AD
  • Location: Conimbriga, Portugal
  • Provenance: Conimbriga
  • Type: Mosaic

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