Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
River gods
with other figures
River goddesses
Atlas
Various activitiesCarrying the world
Cybele
With other figuresAttis
Corybantes
Dancing
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CyclesSingle imageSymbols or names - Circular diagram
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolIn chariot drawn by horses → Seen from the side
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - in a chariot → Pulled by oxen
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusMorning Star (Phosphorus)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusEvening Star (Hesperus)
Time
Seasons Combined in a single image
Allegories of Time Aion Classical
Geography
The earthPersonificationsOceanus and Terra
Further details
In centre Cybele and Attis surrounded by three Corybantes, Atlas supporting Aion in Zodiac, at top Sun and Moon, preceded by Phosphorus and Hesperus respectively, at bottom River gods, Neptune and Nereid, Tellus, Four Erotes as Seasons
ARTIST/CREATOR
Late Roman
DATE
2nd half 4th century
LOCATION
Milan, Museo Civico Archeologico (inv. St. 5986; from Parabiago)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alda Levi, La patera d'argento di Parabiago, 1935; R. Hinks, Myth and Allegory, p. 49
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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