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Eros/cupido en un santuario de la antigua 'Carmo' (Carmona, Sevilla): estudio arqueológico e iconográfico de un entalle romano

 

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Título alternativo: Eros/Cupid from a cave shrine in the ancient 'Carmo' (Carmona, Sevilla). Archaeological and iconographical analysis of a Roman gemstone
Author: Limón Bélen, María
Román Rodríguez, Juan Manuel
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Filología Griega y Latina
Date: 2015
Published in: Zephyrus, 76, 183-193.
Document type: Article
Abstract: Este artículo tiene por objeto el estudio de un entalle romano procedente de un santuario rupestre descubierto en Carmona (Sevilla). Fue tallado en cornalina y contiene la imagen de un joven alado sosteniendo con ambas manos una antorcha, que podemo...
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The aim of this paper is to study a Roman intaglio from a cave shrine discovered in Carmona (Sevilla). It is carved in carnelian and contains the image of a winged young man holding a torch with both hands that can be identified as Eros/Cupid. Firstly, the analysis of this exceptional specimen based on its typological classification is undertaken. After that, the iconography of Eros/Cupid through the Classical texts, his role in Classical mythology and its representation in Ancient art is studied with a focus on Eros the torchbearer. Finally, an interpretation of the object based on the data provided by the archaeological context is offered. The archaeological context allows the intaglio to be dated before Vespasian times. The gem and other objects found in the same context are interpreted as possible offerings preceding the end of the activity of the sanctuary.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/55310

DOI: 10.14201/zephyrus201576183193

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