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Monuments to Mithras tagged with ‘tauroctonia’

Monuments, inscriptions and artefacts related to Mithras and his cult tagged with ‘tauroctonia’.

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    Tauroctony of Ottaviano Zeno

    In this relief of Mithras as bull slayer, recorded in 1562 in the collection of A. Magarozzi, Cautes and Cautopates have been replaced by trees still bearing the torches.

    TNMM125 – CIMRM 335

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    Tauroctony of Osterburken

    Franz Cumont considers the bas relief of Osterburken ’the most remarkable of all the monuments of the cult of Mithras found up to now’.

    TNMM176 – CIMRM 1292, 1293

    D[eo] S[oli] I[nvicto] M[ithrae] M[er?]catorius Castrensis in suo cons[ituit].
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    Tauroctony of Naples

    The marble relief of Mithras killing the bull in Naples bears an inscription that calls the solar god omnipotentis.

    TNMM464 – CIMRM 174, 175

    Omnipotenti Deo Mithrae Appius / Claudius Tarronius Dexter v(ir) c(larissimus) dicat.
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    Tauroctony from Sisak

    This marble relief, found in Sisak, Croatia, shows Mithras killing the bull in a circle of corn ears, gods and some scenes from the Mithras myth.

    TNMM784 – CIMRM 1475

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    Tauroctony of Velletri

    The Tauroctony found in Velletri, Rome, bears an inscription from its owner and donor.

    TNMM307 – CIMRM 208, 209

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    Tauroctony slab privately owned

    This fine Roman marble slab of the killing bull of Mithras belongs to a private owner, most recently from Los Angeles, USA.


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    Tauroctony sculpture of Villa Borghese

    This sculpture of Mithras killing the bull, which belongs to the Louvre Museum, is currently on display in Varsovia.

    TNMM670 – CIMRM 587

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    Tauroctony of Monreale

    On one of the capitals of the cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova in Monreale, Sicily, an unusual turbaned bull-slaying Mithras has been recorded.


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    Tauroctony of Santo Domingo de Silos

    Mithras slaying the bull appears as the sign of Capricorn in a zodiacal sequence on the Pórtico del Cordero of the Abbey de Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, Spain.


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    Saul depicted as Mithras Tauroctonos

    Saul cutting the oxen to pieces poses as Mithras Tauroctonos in this painting, which adorns the mantelpiece of Henry II’s bedroom at the Château d’Écouen near Paris.


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    Tauroctony of Aula Gotica

    What appears to be a representation of Mithras killing the bull appears in the 12th century frescoes of the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati in Rome.


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    Tauroctony of St. Andrä vor dem Hagenthale

    The votive image was donated by a certain Verus for a mithraeum which was probably located in the hinterland of the Limes.

    TNMM315 – CIMRM 1423, 1424

    D(eus) I(nvictus) M(ithras) verus pro salute / Comacia(e) et com(magenorum) v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
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    Intaglio with Tauroctony from Munich

    This heliotrope gem, depicting Mithras slaying the bull, dates from the 2nd-3rd century, but was reused as an amulet in the 13th century.


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    Tauroctony marble from Mitreo Fagan

    This sculpture of Mithras killing the bull was dedicated to the ’incomprehensible god’ by a certain priest called Gaius Valerius Heracles.

    TNMM106 – CIMRM 310, 311

    Sig(num) imdeprehensivilis dei G(aius) Valerius Heracles sacerdos s(ua) p(ecunia) p(osuit). L(ucius) Sextius Karus et.
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    Intaglio with Tauroctony from The Met

    This small magical jasper gem shows Sol in a quadrigra on the recto and Mithras as a bull slayer on the verso.

    TNMM769 – CIMRM 2361

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    Tauroctony of Sárkeszi

    In this relief found in the Sárkeszi Mithraeum, Cautes and Cautopates hold an Amazon shield.


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    Tauroctony of Dardagan

    The relief of Mithras killing the bull, found near Zvornik in Bosnia and Herzegovina, features some variations on the usual scene.


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    Two-sided relief from Konjic

    The mithraic relief of Konjic shows a Tauroctony in one side and a ritual meal in the other.

    TNMM259 – CIMRM 1896

    Deo Soli inv[ict]o Meter[ae].
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    Taurcotony of Nesce

    The relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Nersae includes several episodes from the exploits of the solar god.

    TNMM420 – CIMRM 650, 651

    Apronianus rei p(ublicae) ark(arius) sua pecunia fecit.
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    Tauroctony on intaglio

    Large intaglio engraved with Mithras as bull slayer surrounded by a peculiar version of Cautes and Cautopates and other celestial deities.