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Mithras with the bow

A statue of Mithras with a bow was found on the pit of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.
Mithras with a boutstatue in yellow sandstone

Mithras with a boutstatue in yellow sandstone
Following Hadrian 

The New Mithraeum
14 Aug 2021
Updated on 15 Aug 2021

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Statue in yellow sandstone (H. 0.39 Br. 0.22 D. 0.025-0.075), found in the pit of the Mithraeum. Inv. No. 145/52.

Mithras dressed in tunic and long shoulder-cape is standing next to an altar. He holds in his l.h. a bow and in his r.h. an indistinct object (arrow?). The head and the feet are lost (water-miracle). Next to his r.leg is a vase.

Behn, 29, No. 3 and fig 28; Esp. Rec. Germ., 168 No. 248. See fig. 326.

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Mithräum von Dieburg

There are references to two places of worship from Dieburg, whereby the Mithraeum, discovered in 1926.

Two-sided relief of Dieburg

The relief of Dieburg shows Mithras riding a horse as main figure, surrounded by several scenes of the myth.

Incensiary vessel of Dieburg

The vessel to burn incense from the Mithraeum of Dieburg is similar to those found in other Roman cities of Germany

Male figure with offerings from Dieburg

A standing half naked man makes offerings to an altar while holding a cornucopia in his other hand.