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Mithras sacrificing the bull at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Tauroctony in black marble on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California.
29 Dec 2020
Updated 18 Jan 2022
Tauroctony at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Tauroctony at Santa Barbara Museum of Art
The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA)


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Sculpture of Mithra sacrificing the bull with the dagger stuck in the animal's neck. As usual, the dog and the snake are ready to lick the blood that flows from the wound while a scorpion clamps the bull's testicles.

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