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Mithras Tauroctonus from private collection

Marble group of Mithras killing the Bull sold by Antiqurium Ltd, New York
15 Jan 2021

Mithras Tauroctonus

ROMAN MARBLE GROUP OF MITHRAS TAUROCTONUS CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. This god shown dispatching the bull, wearing a Phrygian cap, a tunic, close-fitting trousers, and a chlamys billowing out behind, pulling the head of the bull back with his left hand, stabbing its shoulder with a dagger in his right hand, a snake and hound rear up lapping the blood from the wound, a scorpion below biting the bull's pendulous testicles, on an integral plinth 14¼ in. (37 cm.) long


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