Seashell Motif Niche in Ancient Jerash, Jordan - Encircle Photos

14 Seashell Motif Niche in Ancient Jerash, Jordan

An architectural motif often seen at Jerash is a semicircular niche crowned with a seashell relief. During the Greco-Roman period, the scallop was a very common design element. It typically signified fertility and was associated with either Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, or with Venus who was the equivalent Roman deity. This niche is part of the South Tetrapylon.

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Nymphaeum, Jerash, Jordan

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