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Entablature with suovetaurilia. Detail: Bull led to sacrificial altar.

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Entablature with suovetaurilia. Detail: Bull led to sacrificial altar.
1st c BCE-2nd c CE Roman Roman Provincial Sculpture

GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous (active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
c. 99 BCE-199 CE
1st c BCE-2nd c CE
Marble
Carved
Roman Provincial
entablature
Beaujeu. France.
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
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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.

Caption: GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous | Entablature with suovetaurilia. Detail: Bull led to sacrificial altar. | c. 99 BCE-199 CE | Roman | Roman Provincial | ©Kathleen Cohen

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