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Petrogeny of Bingen

This sculpture of Mithras born from a rock was found in 1922 together with two altars in what was probably a mithraeum.
Mithra rock-born from Bingen

Mithra rock-born from Bingen

The New Mithraeum
25 Oct 2023

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Statue in sandstone (H. 0.22 Br. 0.24 D. 0.12) found together with two altars in Amtstrasze 6 in 1922. Here was probably a Mithraeum. Bingen, Museum, Inv. No. 2462. I am greatly indebted to Dr. Gebauer, the Burgomaster of Bingen, for sending me information about these monuments of his town.

Behrens in Germania VI, 1922, 82f and fig.; REA XXVI, 1924, 137; AJA 1924, 344; Esp. Rec. Gaule VIII, 109 No. 7418 and fig.; RRS V 225 No. 6; Koepp, Germ. Rom., Pl. XXXVII, 2; Behrens, BL, 20 No. 1 and fig. 31. See fig. 321.

Naked Mithras being born from the rock on which a coiling serpent. The transi…