Da Vid a Venezia: due reperti antichi tra collezionismo ed interessi eruditi nel sec. XVIII
Two finds of unknown provenance, once in the Nani Museum in Venice, seem to be from Narona, a site that provided, along with other Dalmatian places, most of the ancient material preserved in the famous Venetian collection. The first document is an altar now in Piazzola sul Brenta, identified by Mommsen as coming from Dalmatia, likely Narona, on the basis of the formula mentioning a god which is altogether identical to a dedication, now lost, also from Narona. The second find, now in Avignon, is a relief of the Dioscuri. It certainly comes from Narona as a fragment of a slab from the Museum at Vid, reproducing the same rare decorative motif, demonstrates: snakes face an egg. At Narona the cult of the Dioscuri is well documented epigraphically, but also by a relief in which two snakes, but in another position, appear.