Definitions for "Cippus"
A small, low pillar, square or round, commonly having an inscription, used by the ancients for various purposes, as for indicating the distances of places, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
(Latin cippus "post") A post or short pillar used originally by the Romans as a landmark, or as a place for displaying notices, or even to mark a burial place. Now used in Egyptology to describe a small stela, usually votive.
Short pillar often used as a boundary marker
Keywords:  bacchus, snakes, worship, basket, hold
A basket used to hold snakes used in connection with the worship of Bacchus.
a raised stone which is inscribed to preserve the memory of an important event. These stones were usually small and square in shape, used for both secular and religious purposes.