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Tauroctony of the Villa Borghese Collection

Mithras slaying the bull bought by the Louvre Museum in 1807.
 
 
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16 Jun 2009
 
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  • Unknown 

  • Grabado incluido en la obra dedicada al relieve de Villa Borghese de Lajard

    Grabado incluido en la obra dedicada al relieve de Villa Borghese de Lajard
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Mithras killing the bull (c. 150 CE; Louvre-Lens)

    Mithras killing the bull (c. 150 CE; Louvre-Lens)
    Serge Ottaviani 

 

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White marble relief (H. 2.54 Br. 2.65), was erected on the Piazza Capitolino (Pignorius) in the 17th century, then transported to the Villa Borghese, nowadays Paris, Louvre, Inv. No. 1023. Second cent.

Nearly in every publication about the Mithras-mysteries, this relief has been discussed. See MMM II 193 and 479 No. 6 with fig. 18 and Pl. I; MM, Taf. II,3; Saxl, 109; Autran, Mithra, 112; Cecchelli, Roma sacra, I, 137f; Mariani in Bull. Arch. Arte 1938, 85; Giglioli in Capitolium 1940,762; HGR, 385.

In a grotto Mithras tauroctone in the usual attitude and attire.
 
 

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