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Tauroctonia de la 'Loggia Scoperta'

Currently in the Musei Vaticani, this Tauroctony includes Mithras's birth restored as Venus anaduomene.
20 Jan 2011
  • Tauroctonia de la 'Loggia Scoperta'

    Tauroctonia de la 'Loggia Scoperta'
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Tauroctonia de la 'Loggia Scoperta'

    Tauroctonia de la 'Loggia Scoperta'


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White marble relief (H. about 0.75 Br. about 0.50). Vatican Musea, Loggia Scoperta, No. 18.

Massi, Ind. Ant., 73; Zoega, Abh., 149 No. 16; 159, 166ff, 17If, 177; Pistolesi, V, Taf. LXXX; Gerhard-Platner, 195 No. 10; MMM II 236 and 484 No. 74; Amelung,Skulpt. Vat., II (4), 737f No. 18 and Taf. 83; Saxl, 39 n. 2 and fig. 125. See fig. 159.

In a cave, the representation of Mithras, slaying the bull, which wears a broad belt round its body. The raven is perched on the god's flying cloak; the dog, the serpent and the scorpion on the usual places.

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