Torchbearer of Porta Portese â€” Photo: Andreu Abuín
Marble, Roman artwork, 2nd–3rd century CE. From a Mithraeum outside Porta Portese in Rome, 1785.Torchbearer, restored as a Paris. It may appear from the attitude, that he held the torch downwards with both hands; not cross-legged. Restorations: parts of face and attire, of the l. foot and trunk; the l.h. entirely.