Monumentum Mithras sacrificing the bull at Santa Barbara Museum of Art Tauroctony in black marble on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California. PublishedThe New Mithraeum29 Dec 2020Updated on 18 Jan 2022 Tauroctony at Santa Barbara Museum of ArtThe New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) The full article is reserved for our members. Log in or create a free account to access the entire site. 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.