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Mithras petrogenitus from Villa Giustiniani

Mithras rock-born from Villa Giustiniani holds a bunch of grapes in his raised right hand.
14 Jun 2009
Updated 14 Aug 2021

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Marble statue, in 1662 'at a sculptor's behind the Capitol' (ms. Gudius), afterwards in the Villa Giustiniani. Acquired by E. Hill, professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dublin (1781-1830) and bequeathed by him to the Library of the Trinity College at Dublin.

Galleria Giustiniani, II, PI. 62; Montfaucon, Ant. Expl., II (a) 383 and fig. 218, 1; Dom Martin, Religion des Gaulois, I, 429; Seel, Mithrasgeh., 272f and Taf. XII, a; Zoega, Abh., 148 No.5; Muller, Mithras, fig. 10; de Hammer, Mithriaca, 102 No. 51; Lajard, Intr., PI.

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