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Cautopates from Casa del Mitreo of Mérida

The sculpture of the solar god is signed by its author, Demetrios.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
22 Jan 2021
Updated on 29 Jan 2022
 
  • Cautopates of Mérida

    Cautopates of Mérida
    The New Mithraeum / Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès (CC BY-SA) 

  • Inscription of the Cautopates of Mérida

    Inscription of the Cautopates of Mérida
    The New Mithraeum / Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès (CC BY-SA) 

 

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White marble statue (H. 1.55), found in 1913. Mus. Merida, Inv. No. 581.

Standing youth (torchbearer or Mithras himself), dressed in a tunic with splendid vaults, leans against apiece of rock, on which a dolphin with upraised tail is represented. A wide cloak, draped over his l. arm, hangs down at the back. A small remnant proves, that he wore a Phrygian cap. On his feet he wears laced boots. Head, arms and r. calf are lost.

On the base an inscr. :

CIMRM 774

Invicto sacrum C. Curius Avitus / Acci(o) Hedychro pa(tre).
 
 

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