Mithras riding a galloping horse


Relief in red sandstone (H. 0.48 Br. 0.34 D. 0.135), found at Neuenheim int he immediate neighbourhood of the Mithraeum. Heidelberg, Kurpfälzisches Museum, Inv. No. 915.

The arched relief shows Mithras riding a galloping horse to the r. The god is clad in a short tunic and in a flying cloak; he wears a Phrygian cap. In his r.h. he holds a globe. He is accompanied by a serpent and a lion. The background of the relief is formed by cypresses and other trees.