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Mithraic vase of Lezoux

This terracotta vase features prolific decoration, including Mithras Tauroctonos, Fortuna, Cautes, a dog and Pan playing a syrinx.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
16 Jan 2022
Updated on 22 Jan 2022
 
  • Vase of Lezoux

    Vase of Lezoux
    Maillot Alain 

  • Vase of Lezoux

    Vase of Lezoux
    Maillot Alain 

  • Vase of Lezoux

    Vase of Lezoux
    Maillot Alain 

  • Vase of Lezoux

    Vase of Lezoux
    Maillot Alain 

 

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Relief of applique with taurobolium scene: The god Mithra is dressed in a short tunic, tight trousers at the ankles, a windy cloak decorated with lunulas and a Phrygian cap. Turning to the left and sitting on the bull's back, he controls the beast by the nostrils with his left hand and immobilises its leg with his right foot. With his other hand he plunges a dagger into the bull's neck.

Subject to interpretation: Scorpion at the bull's testicles and/or a snake under the bull (Walters, 1974).
 
 

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