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Monumentum

Tauroctony marble from Mitreo Fagan

The sculpture has an inscription where Mithras is called the undiscoverable deity.
 
 
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15 May 2007
Updated 27 Jan 2022
 
Tauroctonia del Mitreo Fagan, Ostia

Tauroctonia del Mitreo Fagan, Ostia

 

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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.

Mithras as a bullkiller. His flying cloak is adorned with seven stars around a crescent. The raven is seated on the bull's tail, which ends in three ears. The dog with collar and the serpent with their heads near the wound; the scorpion in the usual place. On the lower border the inscription No. 311. End of the second cent. A.D.

CIMRM 311

CIL XIV 64; MMM II No. 138.
 
 

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