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Second tautoctony of Sî`

The second tauroctony of Jabal al-Druze seems to have be made by the same sculptor.
Second tauroctony of Sî`

Second tauroctony of Sî`
Born in Damascus 

The New Mithraeum
13 Jan 2022

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A second relief (H. 1.15 Br. 1.06), certainly made by the same sculptor, had been inserted in a larger basalt-stone, which is beside the entrance of a grotto. Museum at Damascus.

Representation of Mithras tauroctone. Except for some minor differences it is identical with the preceding one, but now the two torchbearers are represented.

Above the relief the inscription:

D(eo) S(oli) I(nvicto)

Both reliefs may have belonged to the same spelaeum, from which No. 88 must have been dragged away to the temple of Dusares.

Will in Syria XXIX, 1952, 68 and Pl. VI, 2.