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Intaglio of Mithras Tauroctonus at the Walters Art Museum

This ancient carnelian intaglio mounted in gold depicts Mithras slaying the bull surrounded by his companions Cautes and Cautopates.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
30 Oct 2022
 
  • Intaglio of a Mithraic Sacrifice

    Intaglio of a Mithraic Sacrifice
    The Walters Art Museum 

  • Intaglio of a Mithraic Sacrifice

    Intaglio of a Mithraic Sacrifice
    The Walters Art Museum 

 

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Gem (0.019) said to be from Nemea; Walters Arts Gallery, Baltimore (Inv. 42.1342).

Mithras to l. slaying the bull in a grotto. The dog and the serpent. On either side a torchbearer sitting on a rocky stone; they hold their l. hands under their chins. The busts of Sol and of Luna.Evans Collection Catalogue 1938,37 No. 216; Dorothy K. Hill in Journal of the Walters Arts Gallery VII-VIII, 1944-5,76. I am obliged to Mrs. Dorothy K. Hill to reproduce fig. 661.