CIMRM 1687 - Sandstone rock-birth. Carnuntum III. Austria.
By kisstamas36, 2010, at Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria.From: Panoramio.
Statue in sandstone (H. 0.85 Br. 0.53 D. 0.39), found near c.
Reichel, 191; MMM II 498 and fig. 435; Kostbarkeiten aus Carnuntum, Wien
19572, fig. 10. See fig. 435.
On a rectangular base there is a cone-shaped base from which the youthful naked Mithras is born. In the uplifted hands he probably held the torch and the dagger. There is a hole in his l.h.; his r.h. is lost. Around the rock a serpent is coiled, the head of which is visible on the r. side of Mithras' Phrygian cap. The god has long wavy hair. In the background a large tree.