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Handmaidens assist Phaedra. She is dressed in a sleeveless tunic, richly embellished at the neckline, and a mantle. A diadem with a pearl completes Phaedra’s headdress. She also wears earrings, a chain, a necklace with a medallion and a bracelet on her left wrist.
The two handmaidens, their hair held back in nets, wear sleeveless tunics and shawls.
On the right, the bearded falconer, and the remains of the wet nurse: only her name, her unbound hair and part of her upturned left hand.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
The elaborate figurative design of the floor of a private villa from the 6th century is unique among Jordan's mosaics. It depicts the ancient myth of Hippolytus.