Monumentum

Mithras rock-born from Ptuj

The sculpture includes a serpent climbing the rock from which Mithras is born.
 
 
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26 Apr 2010
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Base with statue in white marble (H. 0.97 Br. 0.46 D. 0.31), found near 4. Inv. No. XXXXVI.

Youthful, naked Mithras being born from the rock around which a serpent is coiling. The head of the god is lacking as well as the greater part of the dagger(r) and of the torch (l) he holds in his upraised hands. On the front of the base in a tabula ansata the following inscription:

CIMRM 1493

L.H. 0.03-0.025.

Naturae dei / Prudens Primi / Antoni Rufi p(ublici) p(ortorii) / vil(ici) vic(arius).

Gurlitt in JOAI 1899, 92 and 95 No.
 
 

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