CIMRM 1859 - Sandstone tauroctony. Salona, now Split, Croatia.
Relief in sandstone (H. 0.26 Br. 0.25 D. 0.07); at first walled in in a house at
Solina; now in Split, Archaeological Museum Inv. 164, D.
Patsch in WMBH 1896, 50; MMM II 502 No. 232ter; Bulic in BASD 1909,
52f and Pl. VI, 1; Gabricevic in AJ I 1954, 37 No. 1; LeRoy Campbell in
Berytus XI, 1954,47 No. 123. See fig. 475.
Mithras kills the bull in a grotto; the god's r. arm and r.h. are lost. The animal's
tail ends in corn-ears. The dog, the serpent and the scorpion; the raven on the
grotto's border. Cautes (r) holds with two hands the torch upwards; Cautopates
(l) holds the torch downwards. Both are cross-legged. In the l. upper corner the
bust of Sol in a crown of seven(?) rays. He holds a whip in his l.h. In the r. upper
corner the bust of Luna in crescent.