London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN SHEET BRONZE TRIANGULAR STANDARD
FIRST HALF OF 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Decorated in repoussé with four registers depicting Jupiter Dolichenus and Juno Regina in the centre standing atop a bull and goat respectively, above busts of Sol and Luna, the lower register with the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, each holding a horse, flaming altars between them, an eagle at the apex with wreath in his beak, repaired
16 in. (40.5 cm.) high
Acquired in 1992, Munich gallery.
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Cf. K. Gschwantler, Guss und Form, Bronzen aus der Antikensammlung, Vienna, 1986, pp. 142-143, pl. 284, no. 284 for similar; the worship of Jupiter Dolichenus was associated with the Roman military.
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