Monumentum

Second tautoctony of Sî`

The second tauroctony of Jabal al-Druze seems to have be made by the same sculptor.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
13 Jan 2022
 
Second tauroctony of Sî`

Second tauroctony of Sî`
Born in Damascus

 

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A second relief (H. 1.15 Br. 1.06), certainly made by the same sculptor, had been inserted in a larger basalt-stone, which is beside the entrance of a grotto. Museum at Damascus.

Representation of Mithras tauroctone. Except for some minor differences it is identical with the preceding one, but now the two torchbearers are represented.

Above the relief the inscription:

D(eo) S(oli) I(nvicto)

Both reliefs may have belonged to the same spelaeum, from which No.
 
 

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