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Fresco de Luna en el Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere

Luna riding a biga in the Mithraeum of Santa Capua Vetere.
 
 
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30 Apr 2010
 
Fragmento de un fresco del Mitreo de Santa Maria di Capua Vetere

Fragmento de un fresco del Mitreo de Santa Maria di Capua Vetere
Marco

 

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Fresco on the East wall of the Mitreo di Santa Maria Capua Vetere.

In an arch-shaped frame the representation of Luna, seated in a biga. She is dressed in a green tunica, leaving the brownish back uncovered. Of the horses, which are driven with the aid of whip and reigns, the darkish one with drooping head is moving already, whereas the grey horse, turning its head towards the goddess, seems to be waiting a signal.
 
 

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