Monumentum

Fresco de Luna en el Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere

Luna riding a biga in the Mithraeum of Santa Capua Vetere.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
30 Apr 2010
Updated on 15 Jan 2022
 
Fragmento de un fresco del Mitreo de Santa Maria di Capua Vetere

Fragmento de un fresco del Mitreo de Santa Maria di Capua Vetere
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Fresco on the East wall of the Mitreo di Santa Maria Capua Vetere.

In an arch-shaped frame the representation of Luna, seated in a biga. She is dressed in a green tunica, leaving the brownish back uncovered. Of the horses, which are driven with the aid of whip and reigns, the darkish one with drooping head is moving already, whereas the grey horse, turning its head towards the goddess, seems to be waiting a signal.
 
 

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