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Fragmented tauroctony of Dormagen

This second tauroctony, found in the Mithraeum of Dormagen, was consecrated by a man of Thracian origin.
Fragmented tauroctony of Dormagen

Fragmented tauroctony of Dormagen

The New Mithraeum
24 Sep 2023

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A bull-slaying by Mithras. It is of white limestone, and is 65 cm high and 52 cm wide. The body of the bull is not complete with its head and much of its body and rear quarter missing. The bull's tail ends in three heads of wheat. Mithras' head, arms and legs are missing. The scorpion is in its usual place. There is also a crater and the snake. Cautopates is depicted cross-legged and holding his torch down. Cautes is also depicted with his legs crossed and his torch pointing up.

There is an inscription: Deo Soli i(nvicto) M(ithrae) p(ro) s(alute) i(mperatoris) Suran l(ibertus)


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Mithräum von Dormagen

Workman digging in a field near Dormagen found a vault. Against one of the walls were found two monuments related to Mithras.

Tauroctony of Dormagen

The sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull found in Dormagen is exposed at Bonn Landesmuseum.