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Tauroctony found under the Palazzo Montecitorio (CIMRM 430)

This relief was found under the Palazzo Montecitorio, in Rome, and bought by the Liebighaus at Frankfort.
 
 
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16 May 2021
 
Frontal view of the Tauroctony found under the Palazzo Montecitorio

Frontal view of the Tauroctony found under the Palazzo Montecitorio
Carole Raddato (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

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Relief of gypsum (H. 0.90), found under the Palazzo Montecitorio in 1907.
Bought by the Liebighaus at Frankfort. Second century.

Mithras slaying the bull, which wears a broad belt around its body. The dog's head near the wound; the other animals have got lost. On either side Cautes (r) and Cautopates (l), cross-legged. Traces of painting: Mithras' face, hair and hands are, gilt; his garments are red with a green meander-rim; the bull and the dog are red as well as the garments and the hands of the torchbearers.

Lost: flying cloak, I.h. and r.
 
 

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