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Tauroctony relief exposed at the Hermitage Museum

The relief marble of Mithras sacrifying the bull, exposed on the Hermitage Museum comes from Rome.
9 Aug 2021
Updated on 22 Mar 2022
Tauroctony exposed at the Hermitage Museum

Tauroctony exposed at the Hermitage Museum


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Mithra est fusa chlamyde, succinctus veste breviori, braccatus et manicatus, curva tiara, respiciens corvum. Taurum figit cultro parazonio extremum pedem ei suo premens; altera nares tenet; adsilit ad vulnus canis et serpens toto bovis spatio porrectus. Testes bovis chelis suis apprehendit scorpius, cauda bovis in quatuor aristas desinens subrecta est. Subest inscriptio. No. 604.

As Lupus' manuscript states, that in the beginning of the 18th century it was kept 'Romae in Musea Rolando', Cumont presumed (MMM II 483 No. is powered by Enkidū