Mithras of Cabra

Cabra's Mithra

Cabra's Mithra — Photo: Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Córdoba

Description

White marble statue (H. 0.93), found in 1952 in Fuente de las Piedras, comunity of Cabra (prov. Cordova). Archaelogical Museum at Cordova. In the mean time fragments of Corinthian capitals and of marble columns, many tiles have been found; there must have been a Mithraeum.

On a rocky base the usual group of Mithras slaying the bull. The god is in Eastern attire with long trousers and tunica manicata. Dog, serpent and scorpion.

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