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Oceanus on Roman mosaic

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Oceanus on the Roman mosaic depicted under the form of a crab. At the bottom right and left are two Nereids on sea horses. The object dates to the 2nd – 3rd century CE; discovered in the remains of Utica. The artefact is now in the Bardo Museum in Tunis (Tunisia).

Oceanus was an ancient deity guarding the outer seas that were believed to surround the known world.

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