Entablature with suovetaurilia. Detail: Bull led to sacrificial altar.
1st c BCE-2nd c CE Roman Roman Provincial Sculpture
(active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
c. 99 BCE-199 CE
1st c BCE-2nd c CE
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
A suovetaurilia is a sacrifice of a pig; a ram; and a bull. The entablature was originally used in a small four-sided building probably over an altar. It was found being used as a lintel in the church at Beaujeu.