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Cautes and Cautopates from Mithraeum III of Heddernheim

The two companions of Mithras carry a torch and a shepherd's staff at the third Mithraeum in Frankfurt-Heddernheim, formerly Nida.
Cautes and Cautopates from Nida

Cautes and Cautopates from Nida
Musée Royale de Mariemont 

The New Mithraeum
17 Jan 2022

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This statue [Cautes], originally acephalous, came to light in 1887 in Mithraeum Ill at Nida, in front of the tauroctony relief. Destroyed during an air raid in March 1944, after the war the sculpture was restored from the preserved fragments. The pillar and socle are modern. Cautes, standing with his legs crossed, holds a raised torch in his left hand and leans with his right on a narrow pillar, against which is positioned a gnarled shepherd's staff. He is dressed in a belted tunic with long sleeves and a mantle fastened at the right shoulder, and also wears pants and ankle boots and a


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