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Intaglio with Mithras and Kabiros

This intaglio with Mithras killing the bull on one side and Kabiros on the other was probably used as a magical amulet.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
3 Nov 2022
 
  • Intaglio with Mithras tauroctonos and Kabiros

    Intaglio with Mithras tauroctonos and Kabiros
    The Mystery of Mithras 

  • Intaglio with Mithras tauroctonos and Kabiros

    Intaglio with Mithras tauroctonos and Kabiros
    The Mystery of Mithras 

 

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Greenish black jasper. Horizontal oval (0.019 X 0.014 X 0.004). Coll. Seyrig, 3. Bonner, 265 No. 70 and Pl. V, 70. See fig. 660.

Obv.: 'Mithra to l. slaying bull; Phrygian cap, upper garment blowing back from shoulder. Mithra looks forward, holding knife ready to strike. Dog at bull's throat; snake below, scorpion attacking from behind, bird in field above scorpion.

Rev.: Kabeiros standing to front in short tunic. The raised r.h. holds a hammer, the l.h. holds a rhyton with its mouth downwards'.