Temple 7: Bull Sacrifice

Temple 7: Bull Sacrifice September 9, 2014

Roman mural depicting of a bull (wearing crown and garlands) being brought to the sacrificial altar before the Capitoline temple of Jupiter by two priests.  (Roman priests in the act of bull sacrifice are generally depicted as shirtless.)  It is worth noting that priests who daily were involved in the movement, sacrifice and butchering of bulls and sheep would have had a physique more like a cowboy than a librarian.   (Displayed in the Ara Pacis museum, Rome.)

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