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Tauroctony marble from Mitreo Fagan

The sculpture has an inscription where Mithras is called the undiscoverable deity.
Tauroctonia del Mitreo Fagan, Ostia

Tauroctonia del Mitreo Fagan, Ostia 

The New Mithraeum
15 May 2007
Updated on 27 Jan 2022

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Marble statue (H. 0.84 Br. 1.42), found 'at the entrance of the sanctuary'. Mus. Vaticana, Galleria Lapidaria XXXIII, 1.

Mithras as a bullkiller. His flying cloak is adorned with seven stars around a crescent. The raven is seated on the bull's tail, which ends in three ears. The dog with collar and the serpent with their heads near the wound; the scorpion in the usual place. On the lower border the inscription No. 311. End of the second cent. A.D.


CIL XIV 64; MMM II No. 138.

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