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Submission scene from Barberini

This scene of the main fresco of the Mithraeum Barberini seems to depict part of the initiation into the Mithraic Mysteries.
25 May 2021
Updated 26 Jan 2022
One of the frescoes of Mithraeum Barberini

One of the frescoes of Mithraeum Barberini


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On the last column of the left bench, a standing person has been painted in red, pressing his l.h. against his breast and stretching out his r.h. towards an apparently kneeling person, whose head is covered with ivy. The latter stretches both hands (Annibaldi, fig. 4).

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