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Tauroctony of Macerata

The Macerata Tauroctony shows Mithra slaying the bull with the usual Pyrigian cap and six rays around his head.
 
 
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13 Jan 2022
Updated 13 Jan 2022
 
Tauroctony of Macerata

Tauroctony of Macerata
National Museum in Warsaw

 

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White marble relief (H. 0.48 Br. 0.60), probably from Macerata. Museum at Braunsberg.

Mithras as killer of the bull, whose tail ends in three ears. The god has the Eastern attire and the normal attitude, around his head six rays. The bull bears a large band round its body. The raven in the l. upper corner; the dog and the snake with their heads near the wound; the scorpion at the testicles. On either side Cautes (r) and Cautopates (l), who hold their torches with both hands. Not crosslegged. In the r. upper corner an inscription:

CIMRM 691

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