Roman Marriage Ceremony

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Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by The Trustees of the British Museum
published on 28 August 2020
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Fragment from the front of a sarcophagus; relief in blue-veined marble with large crystals (probably Proconnesian), showing a Roman marriage ceremony (dextratrum iunctio, literally joining of hands). Between the bride and groom was a figure (now missing) of the god Hymenaeus, who carried the torch used in wedding processions, the flame of which remains against the bride's robes.
Rome, 2nd century CE.

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Museum, T. T. O. T. B. (2020, August 28). Roman Marriage Ceremony. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/12632/

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