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Mithras Tauroctony and other figures from Palæographia Britannica

Palæographia Britannica: or, discourses on antiquities that relate to the history of Britain. Number III.
 
 
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12 May 2021
 
Frontispiece to William Stukeley's Palæographia Britannica

Frontispiece to William Stukeley's Palæographia Britannica
British Library

 

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This engraving – showing the Roman god Mithras killing a bull – was used as the frontispiece to the third book of William Stukeley’s (1687–1765) Palæographia Britannica (1743–1752) series.

It is based on Stukeley’s own sketch of a Roman relief sculpture found in Micklegate, York in 1747.
 

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