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Statue of a mother goddess with child

This unusual statue in Mithraic iconography of a mother nursing a child was found in the vestibule of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.
Mother and child sculpture of Dieburg

Mother and child sculpture of Dieburg

The New Mithraeum
11 Oct 2023
Updated on Nov 2023

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Statue in red sandstone (H. 0.23 Br. 0.18 D. 0.12), found near 8. Inv. No. 3641/52.

Behn 35 No. 14 and fig. 39. See fig. 331.

Goddess sitting on a throne and nursing a child.

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Mithräum von Dieburg

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Two-sided relief of Dieburg

The relief of Dieburg shows Mithras riding a horse as main figure, surrounded by several scenes of the myth.

Mithras with the bow

A statue of Mithras with a bow was found on the pit of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.

Incensiary vessel of Dieburg

The vessel to burn incense from the Mithraeum of Dieburg is similar to those found in other Roman cities of Germany.


Male figure with offerings from Dieburg

A standing half naked man makes offerings to an altar while holding a cornucopia in his other hand.