Monumentum

Phallus relief from the Mithraeum of Tiddis

The phallus from Tiddis, Algeria, has been represented as a cock.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
21 May 2021
Updated on 24 Mar 2022
 
Phallus cock from Tiddis Mithraeum

Phallus cock from Tiddis Mithraeum
James Patterson

 

The full article is reserved for our members.

Log in or create a free account to access the entire site.

[A] phallos was found [at the Mithraeum of Tiddis], represented on a piece of rock in the form of parallelepiped (H. 0.49). But this phallos has been represented in such way, that it bears a great resemblance to a cock: 'il est en effet dressé sur pattes munies d'ergots'. Besides, a bull's head has been found above which an infula, hewn out in stone (H. 0.77 Br. 0.51 D. 0.46).
 
 

Related monuments

Mithraeum of Tiddis

The Mithraeum was housed in a cave. The vault is almost dome-shaped and in front of the cave there is enough space for a possible adjacent temple.

 

Mithraeum.eu is powered by Enkidū