The New Mithraeum
17 Aug 2021
Updated on Jan 2022
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Mithras, slaying the bull. The dog and the serpent lick the blood from the wound; the scorpion at the testicles.
Restored: Mithras' head, l. arm, r. arm (foremost part) and greater part of the dagger, part of the attire; the bull's muzzle, ears and horns; the hind-quarter of the dog except the legs.
Smith observes that the statue corresponds accurately to a sketch by van Heemskerck, if one thinks away the