The New Mithraeum
2 Jun 2021
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Montalto-Negroni-Massimi; then at the sculptor Carlo Albacini, nowadays in the Vatican Musea, Sala dei Animali, No. 94.
Mithras in the usual attitude and attire as a bullkiller. The dog licks the blood from the wound; the serpent crawls over the ground; the scorpion is not clearly visible. Behind this group the dressed upper part of a woman's body emerges from a rock. If we leave aside the false restoration of the head, then we must picture to ourselves the statue as framed by a rocky border and by the side of