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Head of Mithras at Nemrud Dag

The colossal head has been identified as a solar god, Apollo-Mihr-Mithras-Helios-Hermes.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
22 May 2021
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  • Head of Mithras with the body sculptures behind.

    Head of Mithras with the body sculptures behind.
    Mr Hicks46 

  • Head of Mithras (left).

    Head of Mithras (left).
    Zorka Sojka 

  • Head of Mithras at Nemrut Dag

    Head of Mithras at Nemrut Dag
    Herbert Frank 

  • Head of Antiochus I of Commagene.

    Head of Antiochus I of Commagene.
    Adrian Farwell 

  • Lateral view of the head of Antiochus I of Commagene.

    Lateral view of the head of Antiochus I of Commagene.
    exsimile 

  • West Terrace on Mount Nemrut, the goddess of Commagene still has her head on the shoulders - from Humann, Carl i Puchstein, Otto

    West Terrace on Mount Nemrut, the goddess of Commagene still has her head on the shoulders - from Humann, Carl i Puchstein, Otto
    Public domain 

 

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Head of the Mithras-statue at Nemrud-Dagh.

Head of beardless Mithras in Phrygian cap, point of which is missing. Round the hem of the cap a diadem, omated with thunderbolts. Two hanging ribbons cover his ears.

Humann-Puchstein, Reisen, 295 and Pl. XXXI, I; MMM II 187 No. 2 and fig. 9; Goell in ILN 1955, 1094 ff gives a report about new excavations.
 
 

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