CIMRM 477 - Cautes. Santa Prisca Mithraeum. Rome, Italy
Cautes. From Flickr. By Spalluzza. February 23, 2013.
The broken off torch in the hand. By Spalluzza. From: Flickr.
Statue in Greek marble (H. 1.02), found in niche h.
Ferrua, Mitreo Prisca, 9ff and fig. 5.
Cautes, dressed in a short tunic which does not cover the lower part part of his body; cross-legged. He wears sandals. He leans against a tree-trunk, on which a cock has been represented. Head, and parts of his arms are broken off. In the thighs numerous nail-holes, so the lower part of the body may have been covered with an anaxyrides in stucco. The statue originally was a Mercury and was transformed later on into a Cautes. Traces of red painting.