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Aion of Oxyrhynchus

According to Pettazzoni Aion in general finds its iconographical origin in Egypt. Mithras must have been worshipped in Egypt in the third century B.C.
21 May 2021
Aion from Oxyrhynchus

Aion from Oxyrhynchus


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Relief in limestone (H. 0.98-1.02 Br. 0.57-0.58 D. 0.08) broken in three parts. "Un ritrovamento clandestino dei cavatori di Sebach". Museum of Greek and Roman Antiquities at Alexandria.

Breccia, Cronos mitriaco, 257ff with Pl. (see fig. 36) ;D. Levi in Hesperia XII, 1944, 275 fig. 5; Pettazzoni in AntC. XVIII, 1949, 271 and Pl. II, 4.

Standing Aion with four wings, one pair pointing upwards, the other pair pointing downwards. The god is represented as partly human partly animal.

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