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Monumentum

Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The House of the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls was built in the second half of the 2nd century BC (opus incertum) and modified during the Augustan period.
 
 
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27 Apr 2010
 
  • Interior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    Interior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Exterior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    Exterior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Plan of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte. L.M. White (Torres 2008)

    Plan of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte. L.M. White (Torres 2008)
    Ostia-Antica.org 

  • Four mithraic people standing

    Four mithraic people standing
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Fresco

    Fresco
    Andreu Abuín 

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A Mithraeum was constructed in the nord-west corner of the peristylium of a domus (Reg. III, Is. 6 «Mitreo delle pareti dipinte») in the second half of the 2nd cent A.D.

The sanctuary (L. 17.50 Br. 4.00) has a small vestibulum and itself is divided into two parts by a wall, which already existed but was partly removed in order to give room to the usual central-aisle. Both side-benches are sloping to the walls and have small ledges (Br. 0.25) to their front sides.

The podia have on a level with the floor small niches; two of thes (H. 0.
 
 

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Fresco with four figures at the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The painting shows four persons that have been related to three mithraic grades.

 

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