Bartoli, Pietro Santo ; Bellori, Giovanni Pietro ; Duker, Alexander [Transl.]
Vetervm Lvcernae Sepvlcrales: Collectae Ex Cavernis Et Specvbvs Svbterraneis Vrbis Romae, Figvris Aeneis Expressae: In Qvibvs Mvlta Ad Ervditionem Monvmenta Continentvr ; Divisae In Tres Partes — Leiden, 1728

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OBSERVAT. ad VETER. LVCERNAS SEPVLCK. Pars I. (19)

F I G V R A

XVII,

Sacrisicium Deorum Inserorun*. Sequitur alia Lucerna, formata in
modum capitis bovini, quo scilicet reseratur ad facrisicia, quse sie-
bant Plutoni & Proserpinse. Confirmatur hic mos versibus Virgilii, in
descensu ALnex ad inferos. In hisce sacrificiis Sacerdos, sparso in sron-
tem Tauri vino, carpebat intercdrnua pilos, eosquein ignem conjiciebat:
Ghtatuor htc prtmum nigrantes terga juvencos
Consiituit, sronttque tmmergtt vma facerdos,
1 Et summas carpens media inter cornua setas y
Igntbus tmpontt facrts Itbamma prtma.
Multis marmoribus sepulcralibus insculpta sunt capita Taurorum seu boum,
ad notanda eadem illa sacrificia, quae srequentia erant ad placandos in-
super Deos Manes. Licetus, qui similem Lucernam exhibet, perBovem
intelligit Terram, & humationem hominis : Pro boveterram; ideoque
recle bovts caput reserens, humationem homtnts designat. Lucerna, affa-
bre formata ex terra, servatur in locupleti & insigni Museo D. D. Leonis
Strozzii , cujus excelsa indoles non minus splendore natalium sulget,
quam studio eruditionis, quse jamgloriosos maturat partus.






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