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Tauroctony marble from Mitreo Fagan

The sculpture has an inscription where Mithras is called the undiscoverable deity.
 
 
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15 May 2007
 
Tauroctonia del Mitreo Fagan, Ostia

Tauroctonia del Mitreo Fagan, Ostia

 

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In the shrine a marble sculptural group was found of Mithras killing the bull (now in the Vatican Museums). He is called "undiscoverable deity" in an inscription on the basis:

SIG(num) INDEPREHENSIVILIS DEI C(aius) VALERIVS HERACLES SACERDOS S(ua) P(ecunia) P(osuit)
L(ucius) SEXTIVS KARVS ET

The second line was added later and should be understood as being in front of C. Valerius.

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Marble statue (H. 0.84 Br. 1.42), found "at the entrance of the sanctuary". Mus. Vaticana, Galleria Lapidaria XXXIII, 1.
 

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