Mosaic with Neptune's wife, AmphitriteThe Nereid Amphitrite rides a hippocampus preceded by Hymenaeus (or a winged Eros with a torch, referring to marriage).
Triton surround AmphitriteInterestingly, tritons are at the borders although Triton was the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, presumably an event after marriage! Triton is a kind of merman, usually depicted with a human torso and a fish tail. Here the tritons play cymbals and have long snake-like tails.
Looking from the room with Amphitrite into the room with a mosaic depicting NeptuneThis mosaic (see below) gave the baths their modern name. Here Neptune is depicted in a chariot drawn by four hippocampi encircled by sea monsters, dolphins, tritons, and Nereids.
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