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Relief fragment of Ptuj

Several Mithraic scenes, including Mithras with Saturn, Mithras with Sol and Mithras' Ascension, are depicted on this fragment of a relief from Ptuj.
Relief fragment of Ptuj

Relief fragment of Ptuj

The New Mithraeum
13 Jan 2022
Updated on Sep 2023

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Fragments of a marble relief (H. 0.41-0.55 Br. 0.56-0.74 D. 0.09), found near 1.

Abramic, Führer, 176ff No. 239, 240 and fig. 124; Saria in Sbornik za Umetn. Zgod. XII, 1933, 76ff; Saxl, 84f and fig. 189. See fig. 400.

Mithras as a bullkiller in the usual dress and attitude (Inv. No. 300). Only the sheath of the god's dagger is preserved with the foremost part of the bull's body with the dagger in it. The serpent and the dog in the usual place. From the r. corner it is possible to conclude that the main scene took place in a grotto and that the torchbearers were also represented, as a

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