Shrine at the Horrea (Granary) of Hortensius

Title

Shrine at the Horrea (Granary) of Hortensius

Description

This private shrine once existed within a busy granary in the port city of Ostia. According to the mosaic below the altar, Hortensius served as a captain of a naval fleet at Misenum. Having made a vow to unspecified gods, the captain paid out of his own pockets for the construction of this shrine - the altar and the commemorative plaque. The altar stood in front of a podium which once supported a cult image.

Creator

Doug Boin

Source

Boin, Doug. Ostia in Late Antiquity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Date

2016

Rights

Doug Boin

Files

Shrine of Hortensius.tiff

Collection

Reference

Doug Boin, Shrine at the Horrea (Granary) of Hortensius, 2016

Cite As

Doug Boin, “Shrine at the Horrea (Granary) of Hortensius,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed February 24, 2018, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/203.

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