CIMRM 543 - Lion-headed god with key and globe. White marble relief. Museo Torlonia, Rome.
White marble relief (H. 0.78 Br. 0.28), Museo Torlonia.
Raffei, Oss., Pl. III, 1; Diss., 130ff; E. Q. Visconti, Mus. Pio Clem., II, Pl.
19; Morcelli, Villa Alb., No. 55b; Zoega, Bass., II, Pl. LIX; Abh., 199f No. 3;
Lajard, Pl. LVII, 2; MMM II 215f No. 39 and fig. 46; RRR III, 142,4; Eisler,
Weltenmantel, II,A37 fig. 53; Leipoldt, XVI and fig. 37; Alinari, 27619. See
Naked Aion with lion's head is standing on a globe. His body is encircled by
two crossed bands on which five pearls. On this head rests the head of a serpent,
which holds the figure entwined in six coils. Two pair of wings are attached to
hips and shoulders in opposite direction. In his l.h. he holds a long sceptre, on
either side of which a knob. It is divided into twelve parts by a spiral. With the
other hand he presses a key with five holes against his breast. In the l. upper
corner a star; the other corner is broken off. The mouth-aperture penetrates the