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Tauroctony of Sisak

The relief of Mithras slaying the bull of Sisak includes the zodiac and multiple scenes from the myth of Mithras.
28 Aug 2021
Mithras killing the bull from Sisak

Mithras killing the bull from Sisak
Tom Ljevar


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Relief in sandstone (H. 0.33 Br. 0.50 D. 0.03) in seven fragments. Found in Sisak = Sisku. Zagreb, Arch. Museum, Depots.

Mithras tauroctone in usual attitude and dress. Parts of the god's head and cloak and his r.h. are lost. Of the bull only the head and the hind part are preserved. The scorpion and the tail of the snake are visible. On either side a torchbearer,
crosslegged. Both hold their torches upwards. The raven sits on Mithras' cloak. The scene is encircled by a rim on which the signs of the zodiac are represented. From the r.

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