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Head of Mithras from the Mitreo degli Animali

The head of Mithras had seven holes made for fastening rays.
 
 
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22 Jun 2009
 
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Near the altar of the Mitreo degli Animali, a head of Mithras with Phrygian cap was found (h. 0.45). In the cap are holes for metal rays, so Mithras is depicted as Sol Invictus. Furthermore a head of Sol-Helios was found, with seven holes for rays.

CIMRM 280

Head of Greek marble (H. 0.46), found near the cult niche i.

Visconti in Mon. 1st. VIII, PI. LX, 4; Benndorf-SchOne, No. 547; MMM II 417, fig. 548 and 523 fig. 490; Cumont in RA 1947, 4ff with figs. 1-3; Becatti, 91 and PI. XXXI, 2-3. Lateran Museum.
 

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