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Mithraic Chronus from the Casa del Mitreo

Lion headed sculpture of Aion from Mérida.
16 Jan 2021
  • Right side of the Aion of Mérida

    Right side of the Aion of Mérida
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Left side of the Aion of Mérida

    Left side of the Aion of Mérida
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Aion of Mérida

    Aion of Mérida
    Andreu Abuín 


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Marble statue (H. 0.87), found in 1902. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano de Mérida, Inv. No. 87.

Aion with lion's head. To the upper part of his naked body, a pair of wings is attached. Around him a serpent is winding its way up, resting its head on the god's after the last coil round his neck. A part of the head and parts of the arms and legs have got lost.

Related monuments

Casa del Mitreo of Mérida

In the Casa del Mitreo in Mérida, ancient Emerita Augustus, archaeologists have found several monuments related to Mithras cult.

Aion of Mérida

The Aion-Chronos of Mérida was found near the bullring of the current city, once capital of the Roman province Hispania Ulterior .

Cautopates from Casa del Mitreo of Mérida

The sculpture of the solar god is signed by its author, Demetrios.

Naked figure from Mérida

This sculpture may be a naked dadophorus, probably Cautopates.


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