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Monumentum

Leontocéfalo de la Villa Albani

 
 
Mithraeum.eu
14 Jun 2009
 

Leontocéfalo de Villa Albini
Andreu Abuín

 
White marble statue. Formerly in the Villa Albani; nowadays in the Musei Vaticani, near the entrance of the former Library.

A naked trunk in the coils of a serpent. Four signs of the zodiac, two on the breast (Aries and Libra) and one on each thigh (Cancer and Capricornius). Added are: lion's head, two wings, the arms and legs with two coils of the serpent, and finally the globe, on which Aion is standing.

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  • Mithraeum.eu

    Indeed, Dionisia. Thanks for noticing, already corrected.

     
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    DIonsia Xanthippos

    In our description, isn't the word "cloak" in the last sentence a typo for "globe"?

     

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