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Pattie L

Owner of the Facebook group: Roman Cult of Mithras: His Mysteries, Mithraea and Worship. Owner of the blog: Meals with Mithras VERY into the subject.

pattie.lawler
Morristown, United States of America
Joined January 2021
 
 
May 2024
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https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1899-1201-3

If this piece could be added, too, please. At the BM: (G69/dc12) Thanks!

 
Probably at home... but I’m at work. ;-) Will get back to you.
 
Beautiful and unexpected piece, Pattie. Thanks for sharing. Do you have any more information about it besides the brief description on the British Museum page? CIMRM maybe?
 
May 2024
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British Museum: Gallery 52, display case 5
(G52/dc5)

 
May 2024
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British Museum: Gallery 1
(G1/od/nr186)

 
May 2024
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British Museum: Gallery 70, display case 14
(G70/dc14)

 
Apr 2024
Socius

Owner of the Facebook group: Roman Cult of Mithras: His Mysteries, Mithraea and Worship. Owner of the blog: Meals with Mithras

VERY into the subject.

 
Dec 2022
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We totally need a picture of this. Who's in the area? ;-)

 
Oct 2022
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As of 2022 this piece is currently NOT on display.

 
Sep 2022
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Where does the nightingale description come from? TIA.

 
Aug 2021
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??? Is this an actual mithraeum?

 
It was, Pattie. It no longer exists…
 
Aug 2021
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I appreciate this article as it spawned and actual (gasp!) conversation on the facebook group. Mithraists are such a secretive bunch. ;-) There were a few bits I didn't agree with, but in the main, I too feel that when Mithras could no longer command the members it once had, it simply changed its outward appearance and kept going as the Masons. A fresh coat of paint, a change of clothes, and TA DA! Easy peasy.

 
Pattie, you and I need to talk about those bits one of these days. I'd be glad to know more about them.
 
May 2021
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Interesting that the couch's covering isn't recognizable as the slain bull, though I'm not sure I would blame the artist's lack of skill for the omission. Someone had to be directing the artist, as it's REALLY unlikely that every piece of Mithraic art had a single point of origin that every subsequent artist drew upon. Instead, let's think of the decorative stripes as an elaborate dorsuale. ;-)

I am glad the snake got an invitation to the feast.

 
Jan 2021
NewSocius

Owner of the Facebook group: Roman Cult of Mithras: His Mysteries, Mithraea and Worship. Owner of the blog: Meals with Mithras

VERY into the subject.