Daedalus and Pasiphae
Fresco.
60—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1)

Daedalus and Pasiphae.

Fresco.
60—79 CE.

Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1)
(Pompei, Casa dei Vettii (VI, 15, 1))

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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