Marble lunette with Nereid riding Triton


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

This relief must have been one of a series that decorated a public building or perhaps a grand funerary monument. The iconography derives from a passage in The Iliad that describes the Nereid Thetis, mother of the hero Achilles, and other Nereids carrying newly forged armor to her son.

#1245. Marble lunette with Nereid riding Triton, Part 2

Marble lunette with Nereid riding Triton, Marble, Roman

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