Daedalus & Pasiphae


Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 11 May 2016
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A Roman wall-painting depicting Daedalus and Pasiphae, wife of King Minos of Crete. In Greek mythology Daedalus made the queen a wooden bull so that she might wait inside it to attract the attentions of a bull she was in love with. The offspring of this union was the Minotaur. Daedalus' son Icarus is shown at a workbench. From the House of the Vettii, Pompeii, 1st century CE.

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Artist, U. (2016, May 11). Daedalus & Pasiphae. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5056/

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Artist, Unknown. "Daedalus & Pasiphae." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 11, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5056/.

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Artist, Unknown. "Daedalus & Pasiphae." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 May 2016. Web. 28 Oct 2020.

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