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Figurative representation of the River Ebro

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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Fragment of a marble sculpture found in Tarragona in the 19th century. Part of the plinth is preserved and contains an inscription dedicated to the River Ebro. Next to it is the right foot of the male statue that would have been the river’s personification. In the Hellenic tradition rivers were divinities and were represented by human figures.

Flumen
Hiberus

"To the River Ebro".

CIL II2 14-2, 826 = RIT 22

Inventory number: MNAT 442

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  • Title: Figurative representation of the River Ebro
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Tarraco
  • Physical Dimensions: 28 x 37 x 20 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: White marble

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