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Naked figure from Mérida

This sculpture may be a naked dadophorus, probably Cautopates.
22 Jan 2021
  • Naked Mithraic figure

    Naked Mithraic figure 

  • Detail of the naked figure from Mérida

    Detail of the naked figure from Mérida 


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Marble statue (H. 1.20), found in 1913. Mus. Merida, Inv. No. 577.

A naked youth, the upper part of whose body is covered only by a small shoulder-cape, is standing beside a tree-trunk, before which a sitting lion is represented. They god extends his r. arm; from a fragment of the other arm it appears, that he holds a torch with his left. Parts of both arms and the r. calf are lost (torchbearer).

Escultura que representa a un personaje mitraico, posiblemente uno de los Dadophoros que acompañaba a Mithra.

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