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Mithras's feast from Mérida

This mithraic communion from Mérida shows three persons at table with other people standing besides, one of them with a bull's head on a plate.
2 Jun 2021
Updated 18 Jan 2022
Mithraic feast from Mérida

Mithraic feast from Mérida


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Marble relief (H. 0.36 Br. 0.70). Mus. Merida, Inv. No. 127.

Three persons, reclining at table, on which a plate with food (bread and meat ?). On either side a person is standing, dressed in a long cloak. A third person approaches from the left, also in a long cloak, carrying a plate in both hands, on which a bull's head. Behind him a representation of Mithras' rock-birth. The god holds his arms spread out. The heads of all figures are damaged.

Gomez Moreno, Materiales, PI. XXXIV, fig. 40; Paris in RA XXIV, 1914, 10 No. 10 and fig.

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