The New Mithraeum
27 Aug 2021
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Walled in the Cortile of the Belvedere in the Vatican City. Formerly in two separate pieces, now joined.
In a cave the representatiqn of Mithras as a bullkiller in Eastern attire. The animal's tail is ending in three ears. On Mithras' flying cloak seven stars are visible; beside his head more stars are represented. The raven is perched on a branch; the other animals are on the usual places. Cautes (r) and Cautopates (l) in Eastern attire, cross-legged. Around the