Monumentum

Tauroctony of Dunaújváros (Intercisa)

The relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Danaújváros was found broken into three parts in a tomb looted in antiquity.
 
 
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19 Jan 2022
 
Relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Dunaújvaros

Relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Dunaújvaros
Intercisa Múzeum

 

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The relief of Mithra slaying the bull at Danaújváros follows the usual iconography of tauroctonies. Mithra kills the bull with a dagger while looking at the raven with the Sun on the left and the Moon on the right. The scorpion on the bull's testicles. The snake rises up attracted by the wound that the dog licks. The ears emerge from the bull's tail. Ears emerge from the bull's tail. Cautes raises his torch to the left and Cautopates lowers it to the left of the composition.
 
 

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