Nereid

Lid of silver box with relief of Nereid riding a serpent. Late second century BC. Taranto, National Museum 22429One of the daughters of the sea god Nereus. They accompany their sister Thetis when she brings new armour for her son Achilles at Troy, and often attend other marine occasions.

Above: Lid of silver box with relief of Nereid riding a serpent. Late second century BC. Taranto, National Museum 22429 © Photo: Max Hirmer