Submission scene from Barberini
This scene of the main fresco of the Mithraeum Barberini seems to depict part of the initiation into the Mithraic Mysteries.
The New Mithraeum
25 May 2021
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Mithras, dressed in a white tunic with long sleeves, red anaxyrides and red cloak, lays with his l.h. a crown on the head of Sol, who is knelt down before him and who raises his both hands up to him. Above Sol's head Mithras holds with his r.h. a brown object (club?; cap?).