- Absalmos was a brother.
- Active c. 3rd century.
The name Absalmos, derived from the Aramaic ‘b(d)šlm’ ‘servant of Shalman’, is only found in Dura, Palmyra, Hatra, Edessa, and the mid-Euphrates in general, and is a further confirmation, alongside the Duran iconographic parallels, of the relief’s Syrian provenance. We may assume that Absalmos was the current Father of the community. De Jong suggests a date between late II and late III cent. AD: it is not possible to be more specific.
The relief depict several unusual scenes from Mithras's myth.
- Richard Gordon (2013) A new Mithraic relief in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem