Roman Mithras Relief

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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 03 June 2020

Mithraic relief, Rome (at Transtévère, between Porta Portese and San Pancrazio), 2nd - 3rd century CE, marble.

The relief shows Mithras killing the bull. On both sides stand the two torchbearers (the Cautès and Cautopatès dadophores). The sun and moon are arranged respectively in the upper left and right angles. A crow is perched on the mantle of Mithras. We can distinguish the muzzle of a dog next to the dagger.

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