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The ‘Test of Bravery’ team at the Mainz Schlangengefäß, c. advert 120–40. Courtesy of Landesarchäologie Mainz ........ fifty five fifty seven ninety six 347 372 Plates Frontispiece: Cybele enthroned, with a portrait head. Roman, approximately advert 50. Provenance: unknown. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa assortment, inv. no. fifty seven. AA. 19. photograph: Museum. 1. Reclining sun Attis committed via C. Cartilius Euplus, mid-IIp. From the Attideum of the Metroac advanced at Ostia. VatMus MGP inv. no. 10785. picture: Courtesy of the Vatican Museums. 2. Enthroned Serapis, with employees and Cerberus (so-called Bryaxis type). Roman, IIp. From the Macellum of Puteoli (Pozzuoli) = Malaise 1972b, 288 no. 23. Courtesy of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. three. wood panel with painted photo of Serapis donning the kalathos (part of a triptych). Graeco-Egyptian, IIIp. Provenance: unknown. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa assortment, inv. no. seventy four. AP. 21. picture: Museum. xviii checklist of text-figures and plates four. Bronze statuette of Isis-Fortuna (h. 19 cm) donning a posh head-dress (crown of Hathor) together with ears of grain, cow’s horns, sunlight disc and dual feathers, and maintaining the cornucopiae and ship’s steering-oar. Date: imperial. Provenance: unknown. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa assortment, inv. no. seventy one. AB. a hundred and eighty. photograph: Museum. five. Silver lanx from Parabiago, nr. Milan: Mater Magna and Attis in lion-car, with cosmic symbols. Date: IVp. picture: Soprintendenza in step with i Beni Archeologici in keeping with l. a. Lombardia. 6. Pilaster-relief from Osterburken (Bauland, w. of Heidelberg), present in 1861. Date: c. advert two hundred. photograph of reproduction in Museum für Abgüsse klassischer Bildwerke, Munich. 7. Mithras hauling the captured bull into the cave (Transitus dei). From Mithraeum I, Poetovio (Spodnja Hajdina). Pokrainski Muzej, Ptuj. inv. no. RL 142. past due IIp. Courtesy of the Museum. eight. broken Lion-headed god, from the cachette came across in 1902 on Cerro de St. Albin open air the traditional partitions of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain). Museo Nacional de Arte Romano de Mérida, inv. no. 87. Mid-IIp. Courtesy of the Museum. nine. Jupiter destroying the Giants. From Osterburken reduction, left pilaster, 5th scene from backside. picture of replica in Museum für Abgüsse klassischer Bildwerke, Munich. 10. Mithras born from rock, supported through Cautes and Cautopates, with Saturnus drowsing above. Mithras holds the sword in his correct hand, a torch in his left. From Mithraeum III, Poetovio. Pokrainski Muzej, Ptuj. inv. no. RL 296. IIIp. Courtesy of the Museum. eleven. Limestone aid from the Mithraeum of Absalmos (0. sixty six × zero. forty nine × zero. 10m). Provenance: unknown, yet it sounds as if from Roman Syria. Inscr. : AE 1999: 1675 = Bull. ép. 2001: 481. most likely IIIp. Israel Museum assortment, inv. no. ninety seven. ninety five. 19. Courtesy of the Museum. 12. Altar displaying Mithras sporting a lighted torch and using the bull. most likely from Apulum (Alba Iulia, Romania). Brukenthal nationwide Museum, Sibiu, inv. no. 7274. Courtesy of the Museum. thirteen. Mithras making a life-giving spring out of the naked rock by way of capturing an arrow. Altar of Flavius Aper, vir egregius et praepositus. Mithraeum III, Poetovio. Mid-IIIp. Pokrainski Muzej, Ptuj.

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