Z15.2 AION WITH ZODIAC & GAIA
Museum Collection: Staatliche Antikensammlung und Glyptothek, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: From villa in Sentinum, Italy
Period: Imperial Roman
Aion, the god of time, stands turning the wheel of heaven inscribed with the signs of the zodiac. The god was identified with both Khronos (Time) and Ouranos (Heaven).
Beneath him reclines Gaia (Mother Earth) attended by the four Karpoi (Fruits) of the seasons - from left to right: Eiar (Spring), Theron (Summer), Phthinoporon (Autumn) and Kheimon (Winter).