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Krater with weekday gods of Trier

The vase bears an inscription to the god but also 'king' Mithras.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
21 Jan 2022
Updated on 1 Feb 2022
 
Mithraic vase of Trier

Mithraic vase of Trier
GDKE / Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, Photo: Th Zühmer

 

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A drinking vessel, krater, decorated with reliefs of the days of the week and an inscription by Cupitius to the god and king Mithras. Although its refined execution has led scholars to believe that this piece was intended for a shrine, it was found in the workshop that produced it, perhaps broken during its manufacture.

The inscription translates as 'Cupitius has given [this] as a gift to the god and king [Mithras]'. The title 'god and king' for Mithras is known from a handful of other inscriptions, including other ceramics from Trier.

Ca. 280–315 CE.
 
 

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