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Mitra de Cabra

The Mithras of Cabra is the only full preserved Tauroctony sculpture found in Spain yet.
17 Jun 2009
Mitra de Cabra (Códoba)

Mitra de Cabra (Códoba)
Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Córdoba


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White marble statue (H. 0.93), found in 1952 in Fuente de la Piedras, community of Cabra (prov. Cordova). Archaeological Museum at Cordova. In the mean time fragments of Corinthian capitals and of marble columns, many tiles have been found; there must have been a Mithraeum.

Garcia y Bellido in AEA 1952, 389ff with PI. (see fig. 207).

On a rocky base the usual group of Mithras slaying the bull. The god is in Eastern attire with long trousers and tunica manicata.

Dog, serpent and scorpion.