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Cautes and Cautopates of Friedberg

These two reliefs of Cautes and Cautopates where found in the south corner of one of the Mithraea of Friedberg, Hesse.
Cautes and Cautopates of Friedberg

Cautes and Cautopates of Friedberg
Carole Raddato 

The New Mithraeum
30 Aug 2023

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Two reliefs in greyish sandstone, found in the south corner of the sanctuary. They probably stood at the entrance against the podia. Darmstadt, Museum. Dr. W. Jorns informs me that the numbers 1054-1055 seem to have got lost.

Ph. Dieffenbach in AHGA VI, 1851,250 and fig. 1; Goldmann, 290 and Pl. I, 2; de Ring, Cautopates; MMM II 357 No. 248d and fig. 233/4; Esp. Rec. Germ., 57f No. 84.

1) Cautes in Oriental dress and cross-legged with upraised torch (H. 0.37 Br. 0.15 D. 0.09). Hands, base with feet and part of the legs are lost.

2) Standing Cautopates (H. 0.49 Br. 0.145 D.0.085) in

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