Silvanus of Skikda

The statue of Skikda has seven holes in his hair for fastening rays.
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
15 Aug 2021
Updated on 22 Jan 2022
Silvanus of Skikda

Silvanus of Skikda


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Marble statue. Standing beside a tree-trunk a youthful figure with uncovered torso and long curly hair in which seven holes have been made for fastening rays. In the l.h. a cornucopia; in the lost r.h. probably a patera. Very likely the god Silvanus.

RRS III 14,6. Fig. 41.

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