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Monumentum

Tauroctony on altar of Ptuj

Remarkable fragmentary sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull on an inscribed altar found in Mithraeum III at Ptuj.
  • 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 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
12 Nov 2022
 

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

Related monuments

Mithraeum III of Ptuj

Mithraeum III in Ptuj was built in two periods: the original walls were made of pebbles, while the extension of a later period was made of brick.

Mithras rock-birth of Mithraeum III, Ptuj

Cautes and Cautopates attend the birth of Mithras from the rock in the Petrogenia of the third Mithraeum of Ptuj.

Flavius Aper altar (CIMRM 1584)

The altar of Ptuj depicts Mithras and Sol on the front and the water miracle on the right side.

Relief fragment of Ptuj

Several Mithraic scenes, including Mithras with Saturn, Mithras with Sol and Mithras' Ascension, are depicted on this fragment of a relief from Ptuj.

 

Altar with Sol from Ptuj

This altar, found in the 3rd mithraeum of Ptuj, bears an inscription and a relief of Sol and a person with a cornucopia.