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Mithras triumphant over the Sun

Fresco du Mithraeum de Hawarte, Syria, depicts Mithras' victory over the Sun.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
28 Dec 2020
Updated on 15 Jan 2022
 
Mithras triumphant over the Sun.

Mithras triumphant over the Sun.

 

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Un personnage en costume iranien et portant un flambeau, qui est figuré en train d'enlever la couronne radiée d'un protagoniste agenouillé devant lui, est clairement Mithra lui-même, triomphant du Soleil comme le représentent nombre de bas-reliefs à cadre historié. Bien datées entre 360 et 390 environ, les peintures de Haouarte constituent donc l'un des derniers ensembles d'art religieux de l'Antiquité païenne qui nous soit conservé. Elles sont assez bien conservées et recouvrent une bonne partie des surfaces d'origine.
 
 

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