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Aion of Skikda

The lion-headed figure of Skikda includes a pine-apple beside his feet.
Aion of Skikda

Aion of Skikda

The New Mithraeum
15 Aug 2021
Updated on Jan 2022

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Statue in limestone (H. 0.54). Deformed person with a lion's head, dressed in a tunic, over which a short mantle, covering his arms. He holds a key before his breast in both hands. Beside his feet on either side a pine-apple.

Delamare, Expl. Alg., PI. 16 Nos 9-10; Lajard, Rech., 657; Bertrand, Cat. Philippeville, I,54; MMM II No. 284b with fig. 330; Gsell-Bertrand, Mtts. Philippeville, 47f and PI. VI, 8. See fig. 40.

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