Roman Marriage Ceremony

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
The Trustees of the British Museum
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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