The New Mithraeum
20 May 2007
Updated on 18 Jan 2022
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On each side a row of six of these arches is flanked by two small square niches. A third niches is set in the centre of the SW bench, with three arches to each side and a smaller arch in the corresponding position on the opposite bench.
Rightly, Sgubini Moretti compares this structural feature with the mosaics of Sette Porte and Sette Sfere at Ostia as a further — and most significant — example of