Head of Mithras

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Carole Raddato
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published on 25 May 2014
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Head of Mithras in Phrygian cap (CIMRM 815), from Walbrook Mithraeum in Londinium, CE 180-220. (Museum of London, Britain).
Depicted as a handsome youth, Mithras wears his usual Phyrgian cap. His eyes are turned away from the deed of slaying the bull, from whose blood flowed eternal life. The head probably formed part of a life-size bull slaying scene that stood in the apse of the Mithraeum at Londinium.

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About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, May 25). Head of Mithras. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2677/head-of-mithras/

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Raddato, Carole. "Head of Mithras." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 25, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2677/head-of-mithras/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Head of Mithras." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2014. Web. 01 Dec 2021.

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