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Relief of Silvanus

This 3rd century marble relief of Silvanus is the only sculpture found in Mitreo Aldobrandini.
The New Mithraeum
22 Sep 2023

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Marble relief (H.o. 43 Br. 0.26).

Silvanus with a sickle and a pine-branch in his hands; a dog on his l. side. The god is standing in a small temple with a tympanum in which a little Gorgo-head is visible in a circular frame, decorated with two ribbons. The temple is accessible by three steps.

Becatti, Mitrei Ostia, 43 and PI. V, 2.

Still in Ostia, another representation of Silvanus (CIMRM 236) was found in the Aldobrandini mithreum, built on the banks of the Tiber near the Porta Romana, at the entrance to the city, and excavated in 1923. A bas-relief carved on a white marble slab…

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