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Bust of Aion of unkown origine

This bust of a lion-headed figure has been was part of a French private collection.
 
 
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19 Jan 2022
 
  • Lion-headed figure from private collection

    Lion-headed figure from private collection
    Christoph Bacher 

  • Lion-headed figure (right) from private collection

    Lion-headed figure (right) from private collection
    Christoph Bacher 

  • Lion-headed figure (right) from private collection

    Lion-headed figure (right) from private collection
    Christoph Bacher 

 

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Marble bust of a lion-headed figure. The lion with a gaze from deep-lying eyes with pierced pupils. Between the bulging eye brows a deep wrinkle leading to the broad muzzle, the mouth, only preserved as a fragment, open with visible teeth. The lion with a thick mane cascading on the back. Typical for the lion god of the Mithras cult are the snakes coiling around the body. The first one stretches around the back of the head and places its head on the forehead of the lion. The other two winding around the neck and torso of the deity. On the right shoulder a lion protome.
 
 

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