Torchbearer of Porta Portese

Torchbearer of Porta Portese

Torchbearer of Porta Portese — Photo: Andreu Abuín

Description

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.

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