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Tauroctony on altar of Ptuj

Remarkable fragmentary sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull on an inscribed altar found in Mithraeum III at Ptuj.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
12 Nov 2022
 
  • Mithras killing the bull on altar. Mithraeum III of Ptuj

    Mithras killing the bull on altar. Mithraeum III of Ptuj
    Pokrajnski Muzej / Ortolf Harl 

  • Mithras killing the bull, detail. Mithraeum III of Ptuj

    Mithras killing the bull, detail. Mithraeum III of Ptuj
    Pokrajnski Muzej / Ortolf Harl 

  • Inscription on altar. Mithraeum III of Ptuj

    Inscription on altar. Mithraeum III of Ptuj
    Pokrajnski Muzej / Ortolf Harl 

 

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Fragmented Mithras killing the bull at the usual fashion over altar shaped-based with inscription.
 
 

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