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Mithras riding a horse

Mithras galloping, in a cypress forest, carrying a globe in one hand and accompanied by a lion and a snake.
22 Jul 2009

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Relief in red sandstone (H. 0.48 Br. 0.34 D. 0.135), found at Neuenheim int he immediate neighbourhood of the Mithraeum. Heidelberg, Kurpfälzisches Museum, Inv. No. 915.

The arched relief shows Mithras riding a galloping horse to the r. The god is clad in a short tunic and in a flying cloak; he wears a Phrygian cap. In his r.h. he holds a globe. He is accompanied by a serpent and a lion. The background of the relief is formed by cypresses and other trees.

Related monuments

Mithräum von Neuenheim

Only a small part of the Neuenheim Mithraeum has been excavated.

Tauroctony of Neuenheim

The Tauroctony relief of Neuenheim, Heidelberg, includes several scenes from the deeds of Mithras and other gods.


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