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Dedication altar to Isis and Serapis

Isis cult in Stockstadt.

A beneficiarius' dedication is directed at a list of gods beginning with Jupiter, the savior, followed by the Genius of the governor Iunius Victorianus Flavius Caelianus, and the other deities. The Oriental gods Isis and Serapis are depicted in a dual-arched niche.

The Isis cult was supported by the Flavian emperorship and was especially popular with soldiers into the 2nd century AD.

In the Stiftsmuseum Aschaffenburg a copy of the altar has been erected. It conveys an impression of the painting.

Location
Dedication area of the beneficiarii in Stockstadt, 1898

Archaeology
CIL XIII 6638. Grey sandstone. Copy with a polychrome finish

Literature
Mattern 2005, 54. Nr. 22. Drexel 1910, 72.

Links

Lupa Nr. 6914

Dedication altar to Isis and Serapis, Saalburg Roman Fort
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Dedication altar to Isis and Serapis, copy with polychrome finish
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1 Dedication altar to Isis and Serapis, Saalburg Roman Fort © Saalburgmuseum 2 Dedication altar to Isis and Serapis, copy with polychrome finish © Ubi Erat Lupa, Photo O. Harl, Wien

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