This site uses cookies. By continuing visiting this site, you agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see our privacy policy.

 
 
 
Monumentum

Feast scene with Mithras and Sol from Ladenburg

A naked Sol leans over his fellow Mithras while raising his drinking-horn during the sacred feast.
 
 
Mithraeum.eu
27 May 2021
Updated 17 Jan 2022
 
  • Feast scene from Ladenburg

    Feast scene from Ladenburg
    Lupa.at 

  • Feast scene from Ladenburg

    Feast scene from Ladenburg
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

 

The full article is reserved for our members.

Log in or create a free account to access the entire site.

This imposing bas-relief was unearthed in 1965 during a public project being carried out in Ladenburg, at Kastellweg 7, in the south part of the ancient city of Lopodunum in Germania Superior. Its material is a Keuper sandstone of superior quality, brought to the city from quarries located further up the Neckar.

The panel is decorated at the upper corners with two rosettes that have differently oriented petals. At the centre, inside a niche, Sol and Mithras banquet while semi-reclining on a couch beneath an arched vault.
 
 

Help us to keep
The New Mithraeum alive!

Do you like The New Mithraeum? Help us to keep it up, running and ads-free with a quick PayPal contribution.
Any amount is more than welcome!

Mithraeum.eu is powered by Enkidū