The New Mithraeum
23 Jan 2022
Updated on 22 Sep 2023
The full article is reserved for our members.
Two other mithraic pieces may also have come from Hermopolis, though neither has a recorded provenance other than simply Egypt.
The first is the lower part of a sizeable marble roundel (d. c.15 cm) acquired in 1965 by the Archaölogisches Seminar, Münster as part of the Rubensohn collection. It preserves what is clearly a portion of the mithraic tauroctony — filling originally the upper two-thirds of the field — with, in the lower register, a lion, a vessel, and then