The New Mithraeum
18 Jul 2009
Updated on 17 Jan 2022
White marble relief inserted above a water basin in the podium's Mithraeum. The relief which was carefully framed with a red border, represents a nude winged child Eros with a flaming torch in his outstretched left hand. With his right hand he takes Psyche under one arm to lead her away. She is wearing a long diaphanous dress the hem of which she is holding in her right hand. She has on her shoulders delicate wings like those of a butterfly.
It is remarkable that a marble group of Eros and Phyche has been found in the Iseum at Savaria also.