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Mithras Tauroctonus from private collection

Marble group of Mithras killing the Bull sold by Antiqurium Ltd, New York
Mithras Tauroctonus

Mithras Tauroctonus 

The New Mithraeum
15 Jan 2021

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ROMAN MARBLE GROUP OF MITHRAS TAUROCTONUS CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. This god shown dispatching the bull, wearing a Phrygian cap, a tunic, close-fitting trousers, and a chlamys billowing out behind, pulling the head of the bull back with his left hand, stabbing its shoulder with a dagger in his right hand, a snake and hound rear up lapping the blood from the wound, a scorpion below biting the bull's pendulous testicles, on an integral plinth 14¼ in. (37 cm.) long