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Mitra de Cabra

The Mithras of Cabra is the only full preserved Tauroctony sculpture found in Spain yet.
The New Mithraeum
17 Jun 2009
Updated on 2 Dec 2022
Mitra de Cabra (Códoba)

Mitra de Cabra (Códoba)
Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Córdoba


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White marble statue (H. 0.93), found in 1952 in Fuente de la Piedras, community of Cabra (prov. Cordova). Archaeological Museum at Cordova. In the mean time fragments of Corinthian capitals and of marble columns, many tiles have been found; there must have been a Mithraeum.

Garcia y Bellido in AEA 1952, 389ff with PI. (see fig. 207).

On a rocky base the usual group of Mithras slaying the bull. The god is in Eastern attire with long trousers and tunica manicata.

Dog, serpent and scorpion.

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Mitreo de Cabra

The Mithraeum of Cabra is located at the Villa del Mitreo or Casa del Mitra which takes its name from the discovery of a Mithras Tauroctonus in the vicinity.