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Mithraic vessel from Ballplatz

The Mithraic vessel of Ballplatz, Mainz, shows the seven grades with some attributes.
 
 
Mithraeum.eu
31 Dec 2020
 
  • A snake around the vessel

    A snake around the vessel
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

 

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One of the most outstanding discoveries related to the religious experience within a mithraeum was discovered in Ballplatz, Mainz. First published in 1994 by Günter Horn, the importance of the find was highlighted only a year later by R. Merkelbach, doyen of the Mithraic studies at that time. The vessel and the context was published in details by I. Huld-Zetsche in 2008 in a monograph.

The importance of the find lies in the reliefs of the vessel, representing seven figures, symbols of the initiation grades.
 
 

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Mithräum von Ballplatz

The Mithraeum of Ballplatz, Mainz, was discovered outside the Roman legionary fortress. Unfortunately the site was destroyed without being recorded.

 

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