Relief sculpture of Mithras: 3rd century

Relief sculpture of Mithras: 3rd century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

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Relief sculpture of Mithras with sacrificial scene of Mithras slaying the bull. Mithras is seen here stabbing the bull from whose blood springs all earthly life. He is accompanied by the torch of bearers, Cautes and Cautopates. Signs of the zodiac and gods frame the relief. The cults of Mithras and Isis were brought to London by the Romans and gained great popularity.

Image Details

Date
 
201 AD - 300 AD
Image Number
 
000626

© Museum of London

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