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Tauroctony of Toronto

This relief of Mithras killing the bull is on display at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Mithras killing the bull in Toronto

Mithras killing the bull in Toronto
Yonca Eldener 

The New Mithraeum
31 Oct 2023

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White marble relief (H. 0.90 Br. about 1.20). Janes Buildings, Toronto.

MMM II 483 No. 67bis and fig. 418; from a report in AJA we understand, that on Dec. 29, 1926 N. W. de Witt lectured on "A Mithras relief at Toronto". This lecture seems to have been published, but we have not yet succeeded in consulting it. Cf. No. 616.

In a cave Mithras, slaying the bull. With his l.h. he seems to grasp one of its horns. Dog, serpent and scorpion. The raven on the rocky border. On either side a torchbearer, cross-legged. Both raise their torches (probably a modern restoration). In the upper corners …