New Assessment on the Mosaic of PASIPHAE - Daidalos


JOURNAL OF MOSAIC RESEARCH, vol.6, pp.33-44, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-44
  • Keywords: Daidalos, Pasiphae, Ikaros, Ariadne, Zeugma, Mosaic
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


About Mosaic of Pasiphae-Daidalos in Villa of Poseidon from Zeugma/Belkis Ancient City, which has been found during Rescue Excavation in 1999, has been made a lot of popular and scientific publication and its motifs have been evaluated different angles until today. In this publications suggest legend of Minos' Bull, legend of first fliying people, legend of invention of first saw, legend of capturing thief architect and etc. It is meaningless to argue that on the one panel with different mythologies. Therefore in this paper we have again explicated iconographical the composition of Pasiphae-Daidalos and we have tried to determine a topic on this mosaic. In conclusion, on the panel has been determined that model of wood heifer is being made by Daidalos and his son Ikaros for Pasiphae's love to the bull.