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Cautes from Newcastle

This limestone statue of Cautes is now exposed at Great North Museum of Newcastle.
Limestone statue of Cautes from Newcastle

Limestone statue of Cautes from Newcastle
Carole Raddato, CC BY-SA 2.0 

The New Mithraeum
16 May 2021
Updated on Jan 2022

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Within the nave ever-rising floor-level had now reached the point when only the capitals of the pedestals which had once carried the statues of Cautes and Cautopates on high projected above the floor. These pedestals were accordingly disused and torch-bearers without separate pedestals were placed at the ends of the new benches situated six feet north of the screen. There is no doubt that these statues had been damaged and a strong likelihood that they had served in another part of the shrine before being allotted to this position.

The head of the statue of Cautes had been broken off and