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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.

Gomez Moreno-Pijoan, Materiales, Pl. XXXI, fig. 36; Leite de Vasconcellos, Religoes, III, fig. 150; Melida in BAH 1914, 446f No. 3 and Pl. V; Cat. Badajoz, No. 1084; Paris in RA 1914, 6 No. 6 and fig. 4; Legge in Proc. Soc. Bibl. Arch. XXXVII, 1915, Pl. XIX, 4; Lianez, Mer., 178f No. 87; Pidal, Hist. Esp., II, 441, fig. 251; Garcia y Bellido, Culto, fig. 7; see fig. 210.

Aion with lion's head. To the upper part of his naked body, a pair of wings is attached.

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