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Tauroctony of the Mitreo dell'Esquilino

This simple relief of Mithras killing the bull without his companions Cautes and Cautopates was found in the so-called Mithraeum of the Esquilino, Rome.
Tauroctony relief from the Esquillino.

Tauroctony relief from the Esquillino.

The New Mithraeum
3 Oct 2023

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White marble relief (H. 0.325 Br. 0.44 D. 0.03-0.08), in the Mus. Capitolino together with the two following Nos. See fig; 102.

Under an arch, Mithras slaying the bull, whose tail ends in one ear. The serpent, the dog and the scorpion are present. The god is dressed in short tunic and anaxyrides; he is looking at the raven and at Sol, who has five rays around his head. In the r. upper corner the head of Luna in a crescent. It is kept down to the right.

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