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
Updated on 3 Feb 2022
 
  • Interior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    Interior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Exterior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    Exterior view of the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • 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 

  • Figures on right wall, right side.

    Figures on right wall, right side.
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Figures on right wall, left side: Nymphus, Miles and Heliodromus

    Figures on right wall, left side: Nymphus, Miles and Heliodromus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Figures on right wall, left side: Nymphus, Miles and Heliodromus

    Figures on right wall, left side: Nymphus, Miles and Heliodromus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Fresco

    Fresco
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

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  • Altar of Mitreo Palazzo Imperiale

    Altar of Mitreo Palazzo Imperiale
    Jan Theo Bakker / Ostia-antica.org 

  • Inscription of Lucius Sempronius in Ostia

    Inscription of Lucius Sempronius in Ostia
    Ostia-Antica.org / Eric Taylor 

 

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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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Frescoes with standing figures of Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The painting depicts various mythical Mithraic figures as well as characters related to the degrees.

Altar with inscription of Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

The marble inscription mentions Caelius Ermeros as antistes of this place.

Inscription of Lucius Sempronius

Slab marble indicates that Lucius Sempronius has donated a throne to the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte.

 

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