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Felsgeburt des Mithras

Mithras Petrogenitus, born from the rock, from the Mithraeum of Carnuntum III.
31 Dec 2020
Mithras Petrogenitus of Carnuntum

Mithras Petrogenitus of Carnuntum


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Statue in sandstone (H. 0.85 Br. 0.53 D. 0.39), found near the Mithraeum of Carnuntum III.

On a rectangular base there is a cone-shaped base from which the youthful naked Mithras is born. In the uplifted hands he probably held the torch and the dagger. There is a hole in his left hand. His right hand is lost. Around the rock a serpent is coiled, the head of which is visible on the rear side of Mithras' Phrygian cap. The god has long wavy hair. In the background, a large tree.

Related monuments

Mithraeum of Carnuntum III

Mithraeum III found in the west part of Petronell near Hintausried in August 1894 by J. Dell and C. Tragau.


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