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Tauroctony 593

This is the earliest known sculpture of a Roman Mithraic tauroctony.
 
 
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2 May 2010
 
  • Mithras killing the bull, earliest representation known.

    Mithras killing the bull, earliest representation known.
    CIMRM 

  • The Trustees of the British Museum 

  • The Trustees of the British Museum 

  • Earliest known Tauroctony.

    Earliest known Tauroctony.
    The Trustees of the British Museum 

 

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Cook 2011, nr. 19:
A group of Mithras sacrificing a bull, with an inscription naming Tiberius Claudius Livianus as the owner of the slave who dedicated it.

Formerly in the collection of Cardinal Farnese in the Via Giulia in the sixteenth century. Recorded by Cittadini (1553-1627); seen by Bianchini between 1702 and 1707 (for references, see CIL VI, 30818). The statement in Bodleian Ms Add D 71, fo. 353, that it was found in the convent of SS. Giovanni e Paolo between the Palatine and the Caelian in 1776 must therefore be wrong.
 
 

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