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Tauroctony of Memphis

This Mithras killing the Bull relief from Memphis, Egypt, it is preserved in the Museum of Cairo.
The New Mithraeum
28 May 2007
Updated on Sep 2023

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Relief in limestone (H. 0.85 Br. 0.70). Inv. No. 7260.

The badly preserved and primitive relief represents Mithras in Eastern attire as a bull-killer. The dog, snake and scorpion are present; the raven is no longer visible. In the upper corners the busts of Sol and Luna had presumably been represented.

MMM II No. 285c and fig. 480.

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