Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Horse Head Demon

György Németh


An unpublished curse tablet in the Musée Bargoin depicts a horse head demon, which is also attested in DTAud 155A, 167, and 248. The images on the first two items were published by R. Wünsch, and I discovered the drawing of DTAud 248 in the bequest of Audollent. The Roman Alexamenos-graffito, which is usually considered an Anti-Christian caricature, is probably another representation of the horse head demons used in the context of chariot races.

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