Antiochus I shakes hands with Mithras
Antiochus I of Commagene shakes Mithras hands in this relief from the Nemrut Dagi temple.
The New Mithraeum
16 Jun 2009
Updated on 7 Nov 2022
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Antiochus, in richly decorated attire with a tiara on his head, holds out his r.h. to Mithras. He carries a short dagger at his side and holds a sceptre in his l.h. Mithras wears a similar attire with only this difference, that he wears a Phrygian cap with two hanging ribbons, covering his ears. Around the head a nimbus and a crown with 21 rays. The attire consists of a cuirass and a cloak, fastened in front with a round fibula. Beneath the cuirass a long tunica, which is held up between the legs with straps or strings to facilitate walking. Around the neck a necklace. Mithras extends his r.h.