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Mithras rock-born from Ptuj

The sculpture includes a serpent climbing the rock from which Mithras is born.
 
 
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26 Apr 2010
 
  • Petrogenia del Mithraeum I, Ptuj

    Petrogenia del Mithraeum I, Ptuj
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    Petrogenesis and two aras devoted to Mithras. 

 

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Base with statue in white marble (H. 0.97 Br. 0.46 D. 0.31), found near 4. Inv. No. XXXXVI.

Gurlitt in JOAI 1899, 92 and 95 No. 4 with fig.; MCC, 92 with fig.; Abramic, 166 No. 299 and fig. 117; All 1,136 No. 293. See fig. 379.

Youthful, naked Mithras being born from the rock around which a serpent is coiling. The head of the god is lacking as well as the greater part of the dagger(r) and of the torch (l) he holds in his upraised hands.
 

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