CIMRM 482 - Upper-layer: North wall paintings. Procession of the Lions. Santa Prisca, Rome, Italy.
Figures 2 and 3.
Overview: all the upper-level paintings.
On the N. wall also a procession of persons. Also here there are Leones in the
same attire, but their tunic is somewhat longer and reaches up to the knees; the
colour of the attire is more reddish. (Ferrua, fig. 9).
1) Very vague. He carries a very indistinct object, probably a loaf. Above it:
Nama F ... too Leoni.
2) A youth carries a krater (see fig. 138). Above him:
Nama He[li]odoro Leoni.
3) A youth carries in a glass dish a loaf, which is divided into six parts (see fig.
138). Above him:
Nama Gelasio Leoni.
4) Badly preserved. A stooping youth holds a krater in both hands. Above him:
Nama Phoebo Leoni.
5) The next three persons are a bit smaller in stature, because they have been
painted over door b. The first one is very vague. In his hands he carries a piece of
bread, which is divided into six parts. Above him: Nama.......
6) Person, badly damaged. Four red stripes probably have to be explained as
burning candles, which he holds in his hands.
7) Outlines of a person, carrying a cock. Above him: Nama.
8) Finally a youth with a bundle of four candles in his l.h. (see fig. 139; Ferrua,
fig. 12). In his r.h. he holds a burning candle, the flame of which produces a
yellow light. Above him: