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Mithraic rock and vase of Rusicade

Both objects have a snake winding itself around them.
15 Aug 2021
Mithraic rock and vase from Rusicade

Mithraic rock and vase from Rusicade


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Marble block (H. 0.42). Conical rock with a snake, winding itself around it, lifting its head up in the air. In the back a hole (diam. 0.10, deep 0.10) has been drilled.

Bertrand, Cat. Philippeville, 56f; Gsell-Bertrand, Mus. Philippeville, 50 and PI. VI, 7. Fig. 42 from the cast in the Museum at Algiers.


Marble vase (H. 0.60, Diam. 0.50). Vase with rounded cover, in which one big and two smaller semi-circular holes. A snake winds itself around the vase, holding its head near the largest aperture to drink from it.

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