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Taurobolium (bull sacrifice) altar with bucrania & inscription.

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Taurobolium (bull sacrifice) altar with bucrania & inscription.
2nd c Roman Roman Provincial Sculpture

GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous (active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
160
2nd c
Limestone
Carved
Roman Provincial
altar
Lyon. France.
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
lyon0533
The inscription is a dedication to the Great Idaean Mother of the Gods (Cybele) and includes a reference to the Roman emperor Hadrian. From Lugdunum (Lyon).

Caption: GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous | Taurobolium (bull sacrifice) altar with bucrania & inscription. | 160 | Roman | Roman Provincial | ©Kathleen Cohen

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