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Monumentum

Fresco de Mitra y Sol, Dura Europos

 
 
Mithraeum.eu
16 May 2010
 
 

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"On the south bench, fallen from the back wall, was found a fragmentary scene of Mithras with the Sun, painted in a large scale.

Mithras, on the right side reclining to the left, has wide eyes, curly hair, a Phrygian cap. He wears a Persian dress, a long sleeved tunic with embroidered 'manchettes', a leather (?) collar divided in squares, each square being adorned with a precious stone, an embroidered front stripe going down the tunic, and a leather belt divided like the collar in squares, with a precious stone set into the centre of each.
 

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