Roman intaglio depicting the sun god Sol
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Roman intaglio depicting the sun god Sol

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© Museum of London

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Intaglio, jasper (heliotrope), showing Sol, the sun god with radiate crown and whip, driving a quadriga towards the left. Sol became a popular subject for veneration during the reign of the Emperor Nero, appearing in various guises and frequently driving his solar chariot.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

100 AD - 200 AD
 

Image Number

001551
 

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