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Monumentum

Mithras carrying the bull

Sculpture depicting Mithras carrying a young bull on his shoulders.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
4 Jul 2009
Updated on Apr 2022
 

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Mithras, in short chiton and shod, carries the young bull on his shoulders.

de Ridder, 60f No. 48 and PI. XXI (see fig. 28); Leipoldt, fig. 31; Saxl, fig. 193.

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