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Monumentum

Flavius Aper altar (CIMRM 1584)

The altar of Ptuj depicts Mithras and Sol on the front and the water miracle on the right side.
 
 
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16 May 2021
 
  • Frontal and left side of Ptuj altar

    Frontal and left side of Ptuj altar
    Ptuj Regional Museum 

  • Frontal view of Ptuj altar

    Frontal view of Ptuj altar
    CIMRM 

  • Lateral view of Ptuj altar

    Lateral view of Ptuj altar
    CIMRM 

  • Lateral view of Ptuj altar

    Lateral view of Ptuj altar
    CIMRM 

 

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White marble altar (H. 1.12 Br. 0.63 D. 0.54) found near 3.

Abramic, 178f No. 241 and fig. 125; RA (S. 6) VIII, 1936, 265 No. 53; Schmid, Südsteiermark, Graz 1925, 17 and Pl. II; Schmid in BRGK XV, 1923-24, 223 fig. 17; Mostra4, 720 No. 52; Ferri, Arte Dan., 198 fig. 213; Vulic in Bull. Ac. Serbe I, 1935,202; AIJ, I 146 No. 313 and fig. See figs. 402- 404.

On the front standing Mithras in Oriental dress offers to Sol over a burning altar the dagger to which small pieces of meat are speared. Above the meat the raven is flying in order to have a peck at it.
 

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