Location: Vienne (Isère), Musée archéologique Saint-Pierre (from a Mithraeum in Vienne)
Limestone low-relief (H. 0.70 Br. 0.80 D. 0.16), broken in two pieces. Mus. of Vienne.
Journal de Vienne, 21 Mars 1840; Lajard, Mem. Vienne = Ann. Ist. XIII,
1841, 170ff = Mém. Ac. Inscr., XV (2), 1842, 202ff and Pl. I; Rech., 587ff;
Intr., Pl. LXXIII, 1; Mon. Ined., III, 1841-43, Pl. XXXVI, 2; Allmer, Inscr.
Vienne, II, 456 No. 270; MMM II 399f No. 277 and fig. 320; Esp. Rec. Gaule,
I, 252f No. 340 and fig.; RRR II, 308, 2; Eisler, Weltenmantel, II, fig. 51. See
Standing Aion with lion's head and claw-like feet (l. one is broken off). Only a loin-cloth covers his body. Wings are attached to his shoulders and hips. With his r.h. he presses a key against his breast and in the other hand he holds a hook (key?). Before his mouth a serpent, which emerging from the rock has entwined itself around the god's body. To his left a burning altar, above which on a pedestal a naked youth in Phrygian cap. In his l.h. he holds the reins of a horse, whereas he
probably held a spear in his upraised r.h. On the other side a similar representation (Dioscuri). On Lajard's drawing as well as on the pencil drawing another fragment has indeed been reproduced, which probably has got lost now. On them the traces of another youth and the lacking part of the rock, out of which the serpent emerges, are visible.
The relief has traces of fire and remnants of red-painting.