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23 Jul 2009
 
 

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Mithras tauroctone in Eastern attire (Phrygian cap, cloak, tunic, trousers) sits fulls front on the bull's back. Between the knee and left fore leg of the bull there are seven small altars. Scorpion and torchbearers are lacking; a small dog and a snake try to reach the bull's wound. On the top of Mithras' cloak perches a raven which faces the god. Above Mithras' head the bust of a bearded god (Saturn-Serapis) who wears a kalathos and radiate crown.
 

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