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Fragment of a Tauroctony from Ostia

This elliptical terracotta fragment from Ostia depicts Mithras as a bullkiller.
The New Mithraeum
8 Nov 2023

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Fragment of a terracotta slab (H. 0.077 Br. 0.11). From Ostia, but the exact find-spot is unknown. Ostia, Antiquarium (Inv. No. 3253).

Becatti, Mitrei Ostia, 130 No. 5 and Pl. XXXVIII, 5.

The fragment has an elliptical shape and is slightly convex. Mithras in oriental dress (Phrygian cap, tunic and flying cloak) as a bullkiller. Scorpion and dog.