The New Mithraeum
30 Oct 2022
Updated on Apr 2023
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Obv.: 'Bull to l., sacrificed by Mithra, who presses his r. knee upon its back, grasps a horn with his l.h. and slaughters the bull with a knife in his r.h., looking back as he does so. He wears Oriental dress, Phrygian cap, close-fitting ribbed tunic, scarf flying behind his shoulders and long closefitting trousers reaching to ankle. Below, a scorpion attacking the bull's testicles and a long snake, head reared as if to attach the