This afternoon I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the new Goya Exhibition. It is wonderful and well worth a visit. I had a few minutes to spare so I wondered over to the Greek and Roman Galleries. Here are a few marine animals – both real and imagined –
The Octopus on a Roman coin is a favorite. There were other marine themed coins too:
I love this crab – but I am not so sure about the sea serpent!
I am not sure why the there is a small dolphin below the handsome hare on this coin.
Another sea serpent and dolphin
There is some interesting domestic roman sculpture in in the museum and I could not resist including this lobster.
The beautiful roman third century AD mosaic ( Turkey) has it all – Apart from the dolphins and their riders there are several different species of fish portrayed.