A haruspex. From a bas-relief at the Louvre. A haruspex consults the entrails and the liver of an ox, which has just been sacrificed, and seems to be giving an account of what they presage. The victimarius holds in his right hand the hatchet (malleus) with which he has struck the victim, and the vessel where he has received its blood.
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Image keywords: Ancient, Antonines, Eon4228, EonBudget, Europe, Illustrations, Religion-Mythology, Rituals-Customs, Roman Empire, Romans, Rome, animal sacrifice, blood sacrifice, entrails, fortune-telling, haruspex, hatchets, oracles, oxen, religion, seers, soothsaying