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Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

The person who commanded the sculpture may have been M. Umbilius Criton, documented in the Mitreo della Planta Pedis.
 
 
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15 May 2007
 
  • Reproduction in its original location.

    Reproduction in its original location.
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

    Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra
    Parco Archeologico di Ostia 

 

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Large marble statue placed on a base underneath one of the funnels.

A very exceptional representation of Mithras as a bullkiller. The young god, only clad in a short tunica, which covers half of his chest, grasps the bull with his l.h. underneath his mouth and triumphantly raises the r.h. with the dagger. He forces the animal down with his knees. The sheath of the dagger is fixed on his belt. The god raises his curly head with pathetic expression towards the sky. On the base crals the snake. No scorpion. On the bull's chest an inscription No. 231.
 
 

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Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

The Mithraeum of the terms of Mithras takes its name from being installed in the service area of the Baths of Mithras.

 

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