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Cultic mithraic vase of Zeughausstraße

The Mithraic vase from Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in Germany includes Sol-Mithras between Cautes and Cautopates, as well as a serpent, a lion and seven stars.
 
 
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12 Jan 2022
Updated on 15 Jan 2022
 
  • Cultic vase of Zeughausstraße, Cologne

    Cultic vase of Zeughausstraße, Cologne
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Cultic vase of Zeughausstraße, Cologne

    Cultic vase of Zeughausstraße, Cologne
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

 

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This brownish vase, covered with a light ochre, was discovered in a fraqmentary state during the excavations undertaken in 1958 at 2/2a Zeughausstraße, in the northern suburbs of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, beyond the city wall. It features two curved ansae and terminates in a lip that extends into the interior with a flat rim pierced by seven holes. One of the ansae is surmounted by the figure of a reclining lion with a bushy mane.
 
 

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