Aion of Memphis

This statue of the god lion-head was found in Memphis, Egypt.
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
15 Aug 2021
Updated on 15 Jan 2022
Aion of Memphis

Aion of Memphis


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Statue in limestone (H. 0.75). Inv. No. 7268.

Standing figure with lion's head; the upper part of his body is nude. Round the hips he wears a loincloth, tied up in front (Aion).

MMM II No. 285d and fig. 481; Strzygowsky, o.c., 14f; RRS III 138, 7 (fig. 35).

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