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Petrogeny of San Clemente

Mithras birth from the knees upwards emerging from a rock and wearing as usual a Phrygian cap.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
26 Jan 2022
 
Mithras rock-birth of San Clemente

Mithras rock-birth of San Clemente
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Marble statue (H. 0.63), kept in the Mithraeum.

The youthful, naked Mithras emerges from a rocky stone. He is visible from the knees. He wears a Phrygian cap. The fore-parts of his arms are broken off.

Besides the already mentioned bibl.: Maionica, Felsengeburt, No. VI; Cecchelli in Roma, 1941, Tav. XIX, 1.
 
 

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