Monumentum

Taurcotony of Nesce

The relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Nersae includes several episodes from the exploits of the solar god.
 
 
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22 Jan 2022
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Nesce Tauroctony

Nesce Tauroctony
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White marble relief (H. 0.81 Br. 1.04 D. 0.08). found at Nesce, community Pescorocchiano in the Abruzzes 'nel fondo del Barone Coletti, in località S. Silvestro'. At first sold to the antiquary Veneziani at Rome and later through the intercession of the Sopraintendenza alle Antichita transported to the Mus. Naz. of the Therms at Rome.

In the centre Mithras slaying the bull, whose tail ends in three ears. Dog and snake near the wound, scorpion and raven on the usual places. In the upper corners the busts of Sol (l) with whip and of Luna (r) with crescent and quiver.
 
 

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