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Head of Mithras from Nemrud Dag

The colossal head has been identified as a solar god, Apollo-Mihr-Mithras-Helios-Hermes.
 
 
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22 May 2021
 
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    Wikimedia Commons
    Adrian Farwell 

  • Lateral view of Mithras-Helios-Sol head Mount Nemrut

    Lateral view of Mithras-Helios-Sol head Mount Nemrut
    exsimile 

  • West Terrace on Mount Nemrut, the goddess of Commagene still has her head on the shoulders - from Humann, Carl i Puchstein, Otto

    West Terrace on Mount Nemrut, the goddess of Commagene still has her head on the shoulders - from Humann, Carl i Puchstein, Otto
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Head of the Mithras-statue at Nemrud-Dagh.

Head of beardless Mithras in Phrygian cap, point of which is missing. Round the hem of the cap a diadem, omated with thunderbolts. Two hanging ribbons cover his ears.

Humann-Puchstein, Reisen, 295 and Pl. XXXI, I; MMM II 187 No. 2 and fig. 9; Goell in ILN 1955, 1094 ff gives a report about new excavations.
 
 

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