Palaeo-Christian Necropolis and Museum

Head of Attis

Fragment of the sculpture with the representation of the funerary deity, Attis. 2nd century AD. Stone from Mèdol / soldó (a type of limestone). 42 x 20 x 30 cm.

Fragment of the sculpture with the representation of the funerary deity, Attis. 2nd century AD. Stone from Mèdol / soldó (a type of limestone). 42 x 20 x 30 cm.

Fragment of a sculpture found in the Early Christian Necropolis depicting the god Attis, characterised by the common Phrygian cap. The representations of this god have symbolic-religious content and he was associated with protecting the dead and the resurrection thereof. The worship of this deity of Eastern origin is officially established since the time of the emperor Claudius, and throughout the Empire.

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