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Mithras hunting from Dura Europos

In this fresco from Dura Europas, Mithras hunts accompanied by the lion and the serpent.
 
 
Mithraeum.eu
26 May 2021
 
  • Detail of fresco Mithras Hunting from Dura Europos

    Detail of fresco Mithras Hunting from Dura Europos 

  • Detail of fresco Mithras Hunting from Dura Europos

    Detail of fresco Mithras Hunting from Dura Europos 

  • Fresque du Mithraeum de Dura Europos. La chasse de Mithra à cheval.

    Fresque du Mithraeum de Dura Europos. La chasse de Mithra à cheval. 

 

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[…] Un autre point important a échappé aux commentateurs des reliefs de Mithra, à savoir le rôle de chasseur imparti à ce dieu que nous avons relevé sur les bronzes du Louristan et qu'ont mis si nettement en évidence à basse époque les peintures du Mithraeum de Doura-Europos. Nous reproduisons cette scène parce qu'elle est décisive pour montrer que le Mithra chasseur — ici à cheval suivant la mode perse — a le lion et le serpent comme animaux-attributs.
 
 

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