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Tauroctony from Domus del Mitreo of Tarquinia

Votive sculpture of Mithras sacrificing the bull from the Mithraeum of Tarquinia.
 
 
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23 Dec 2020
 
  • Tauroctony of Tarquinia lateral view.
    Carabinieri - Tutela Patrimonio Culturale Italia 

  • Tauroctony of Tarquinia lateral close view.
    Carabinieri - Tutela Patrimonio Culturale Italia 

  • Front detail.
    Carabinieri - Tutela Patrimonio Culturale Italia 

  • Rear view of the sculpture.
    Carabinieri - Tutela Patrimonio Culturale Italia 

 
Sculpture of a Tauroctony in white marble. Mithras, without head and hands, seems to grab the animal's muzzle with one hand while holding the dagger with which he has already made a cut in the neck of the bull from which flows a copious stream of blood and which a dog rushes to lick. The scorpion holds the bull's testicles with both pincers.

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