Mithras' rockbirth from the Aquincum Mithraeum

Birth of Mithras from Mithraeum of Victorinus, Aquincum.

Birth of Mithras from Mithraeum of Victorinus, Aquincum. — Photo: A. Pegler.

Description

Limestone relief (H 0.98. Br 0.55) depicting Mithras' rockbirth. Mithras, naked and emerging from the rock to mid-thigh, holds a burning torch in his upraised left hand and a dagger in his right. The rock is surrounded by a serpent who raises its head towards the god.

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