From: Flickr. By Carole Raddato, 2013. "African cup in terra sigillata with moulded interior decoration showing Mithras slaying the bull, from Lavinium, second half of 4th century - first half of 5th century AD, Museo Nationale, Rome."
Plate of red-ware (diam. 0.21), found at Cività Lavinia together with other
similar fragments. Rome, Museo Nazionale.
C. L. Visconti in BCM I, 1872-3 (Roma 1874), 117ff and Taf. III, 2,3; MMM
II 248 No. 89 and fig. 80; DS. Dict. Ant. 1953 fig. 5094; Loeschcke, Tr. H.
327f and fig. 16. Fig. 66 by courtesy of Dr. Enrico Paribeni.
The inside of the plate shows two opposite representations. Mithras in richly embroidered garments, leans against the bull and kills it with his dagger. The accompanying animals are lacking.
On the other side Mithras in the same attire bears the bull on his shoulders. Behind him a dog with collar.