Cast of a relief from the pedestal of Jupiter column, Mainz

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  • Catalogue text

    Mainz, Mittelrheinischen Landesmuseum, inv. S 137.

    Found in fragments in 1904-1905 in the garden of no. 6 Sömmeringstrasse, near Roman port of Mainz (ancient Mogontiacum), Germany.

    Relief with Salus wearing crown, long tunic and mantle, holding offerings(?). Opposite is Mercury, naked, wearing mantle and winged hat, and holding caduceus. The two short sides of the relief are decorated with stylised floral motives, animals and masks. From the lower base of the column. Signed by the sculptors Samus and Severus, sons of Venicarus.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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