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Tauroctony of Memphis

This Mithras killing the Bull relief from Memphis, Egypt, it is preserved in the Museum of Cairo.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
28 May 2007
Updated on 15 Jan 2022
 
 

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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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