Monumentum

Tauroctony of Dormagen CIMRM 1012

The sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull found in Dormagen is exposed at Bonn Landesmuseum.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
20 May 2021
Updated on 21 Mar 2022
 
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Relief in limestone (H.0.51 Br. 0.57 D.0.16). Bonn, Rheinisches Landesmuseum. Mithras as a bullkiller in the usual attitude and dress. His l. arm from the elbow is missing. The bull is represented and its tail ends in three corn-ears. The background is rocky; the dog leaps up against the bull; the serpent creeps over the ground; the scorpion is in the usual place. In the r. upper corner Luna. The face of Mithras, the bust of Sol and the raven are lost.

Lajard, Pl. LXXXI; Stark, o.c., Pl. I; Dorow, l.c.; MMM II 387 and fig. 299; Hettner, Katalog, No. 70; Koepp, Germ. Rom.
 
 

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Mithräum von Dormagen

Workman digging in a field near Dormagen found a vault. Against one of the walls were found two monuments related to Mithras.

 

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