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Nymph relief

The relief dedicates a well in the "vicus" of Fort Miltenberg-Altstadt. A female figure is depicted leaning against a round vessel meant to symbolise the spring from which the well originates. The motive can be found in many images of such nymphs.

Only the lower half of the nymph's body is covered. The rough depiction of the garment folds dates the work to the 3rd century AD.

Location
Found in one of three wells behind houses 8-10 in the vicus of Fort Miltenberg-Altstadt, excavation 1878 (Reichs-Limeskommission).

Literature
CSIR II, 13, Nr. 218. Beckmann 2004, 205.

Nymph relief, found in a fountain in the Miltenberg-Altstadt vicus
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1 Nymph relief, found in a fountain in the Miltenberg-Altstadt vicus © Photo Eva Kuttner, Linz

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