12 June 2002
PROPERTY OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. SID PORT
A ROMAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Within a raised frame, a dotted circle and a crescent moon in the pediment, depicting the Dioscouroi facing each other on horseback, each wearing a short chiton, boots, pilos helmet and mantle which billows behind, a goddess standing between them tightly wrapped in a himation, with her arm held across her chest, a diadem in her center-parted hair, preserving traces of original pigment throughout
8½ in (21.6 cm) wide
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For related examples see nos. 123a, 125 & 127 in Hermary, "Dioskouroi" in LIMC.
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