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Tauroctony of Patras

The Tauroctony of Patras was found years before the temple over which the relief of Mithras sacrificing the bull was supposed to preside.
24 Aug 2021
Tauroctony of Patras

Tauroctony of Patras


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White marble slab the left side of which is broken off (H. 0.44 Br. 0.32 D. 0.06- 0.09), found at Patras in 1911. Patras, Gymnasium.

The damaged relief shows Mithras as a bullkiller. The r. arm and the r. leg are lost. The dog, the snake and the scorpion. Before the bull a standing Cautes with upraised torch in his r.h. The bust of Luna in the r. upper corner. Above the bull's head a standing person who leans on a sceptre (Jupiter?). On the left of Mithras' head a kind of triangle.

In the lower border an inscription:

CIMRM 2352

Ann. ep. 1912 No. 282.

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Mithraeum of Patras

The Tauroctony relief found in 1911 in Patras lead to the recent discovery of a Mithraeum in the city.


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