Monumentum

Mitreo di Felicissimo

The Mithraeum Felicissimus has a floor mosaic depicting the seven mithraic grades.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
27 Apr 2010
Updated on 27 Jan 2022
 
  • Plan of the shrine. North is to the left.
SO II, fig. 22.

    Plan of the shrine. North is to the left. SO II, fig. 22.
    Ostia-antica.org 

  • Last step of the mosaic on the floor of the Mitreo Felicissimus

    Last step of the mosaic on the floor of the Mitreo Felicissimus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Floor mosaic of the Mitreo Felicissimus

    Floor mosaic of the Mitreo Felicissimus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Pater grade

    Pater grade
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Heliodromus

    Heliodromus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Last step of the mosaic on the floor of the Mitreo Felicissimus

    Last step of the mosaic on the floor of the Mitreo Felicissimus
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Miles grade

    Miles grade
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

 

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Mithraeum (Reg. V, Is. IX, 1) built in a house of uncertain destination ('Mitreo di Felicisimo'). Second half of third century A.D.

The entrance (Br. 2.20) to the Mithraeum (L. 11.10-10.35) is in the leftwall and opposite to it in the right wall is a semicircular niche. The two side-benches (H. 0.20 Br. 1.40-1.15) end just in front of the entrance and this niche, they have not any steps. Near the entrance is a ritual basin (diam. 0.40).
 
 

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Mosaic of the Mitreo di Felicissimo

The Felicissimo Mithraeum has a floor mosaic depicting the seven mithraic grades.

 

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