Daedalus and Pasiphae
Fresco.
60—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii

Daedalus and Pasiphae.

Fresco.
60—79 CE.

Pompeii, House of the Vettii
(Pompei)

Description:
In the fresco Daedalus is showing the wooden cow made by him to Pasiphae, the wife of Cretian king Minos, whom Zeus inspired with love to the bull as a punishment; Minotaurus was born as the result of their liaison.
Credits:
© 1989 Photo, text: Arte e Storia di Pompei. Casa Editrice Bonechi, Firenze, 1989, p. 101.
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