CIMRM 480 - Upper-layer: South wall paintings. The procession of the seven grades. Santa Prisca, Rome, Italy.

See also: CIMRM 476 Mithraeum; 477 Cautes; 478 Oceanus / Saturnus; 479 Tauroctony; Paintings: 480 Upper S. wall, 481 Upper S.(contd), 482 Upper N. wall, 483 Upper, Cave , 484 Under S., 485 Under N.; 486-496 Misc. finds; 497-500 Inscriptions and coins; CIMRM Supplement - Zodiac; Intarsio of Sol.

Overview: all the upper-level paintings.

There are paintings on the walls. The original ones date to ca. 200. Then new ones were painted over them ca. 220 AD.

The paintings are badly damaged, mostly by damp pushing the stucco off the walls. The sections higher up the walls are firmer. There is also axe damage.

Each wall is painted white, with a red border. On this appear various figures.

The upper layer depicts a procession of members of the seven grades of initiates, from the large cult niche, down to the throne.1

Start of procession of the seven grades: showing figs 1-4. The Pater is seated at left, facing the Heliodromus, the Perses, and the Leo. From: here.

View of cult niche with painting of Pater on the right. From here.

CIMRM entry

1Vermaseren-van Essen, p.155.

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