Monumentum

Oceaunus of Mérida

The sculpture of Oceanus in Merida bears an inscription by the Pater Patrorum Gaius Accius Hedychrus.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
22 Jan 2022
Updated on 27 Jan 2022
 
  • Oceanus of Merida

    Oceanus of Merida
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  • Oceanus of Merida, detail of inscrition on god's thigh

    Oceanus of Merida, detail of inscrition on god's thigh
    Tintern (CC BY-NC) 

 

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White marble statue (H. 0.72 Br. 1.95), found in 1902. Mus. Merida, Inv. No. 85.

Reclining Oceanus, his body wrapped in a cloak, which leaves the upper part uncovered. He leans on a damaged dolphin, on the base waving lines (water). On the stomach remnants of a cornucopia. On the l. thigh an inscription. Head and arms have got lost.

CIMRM 779

G(aius) Acc(ius) Hedychrus / p(ater) patrum.

Paris in CRAI 1904, 573; Cagnat in Bull. Hisp. 1904, 349; BAH 1903, 244 No.4; Paris in RA XXIV, 1914, 8f No.
 
 

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