Monumentum

Cautopates of Sidon

Cautopates sculpture of Sidon features a snake near his left leg.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
4 Jul 2009
Updated on 14 Apr 2022
 
 

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Cautopates in Eastern attire, holds in his hands the torch. Behind his left leg a snake.
 
 

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