CIMRM 587 - Marble statue. Rome. Once Louvre, now Warsaw.
Statue of Mithras, Warsaw. Originally from Rome. From: Wikimedia Commons. By BurgererSF (2013).
A stand-alone marble statue, heavily restored, found in Rome, then sold to the Louvre. Now in Warsaw.
Information from Wikimedia Commons:
Date: from 2nd century until 3rd century
Dimensions: 123 cm (48.4 in)
Current location: National Museum in Warsaw (NMW).
Accession number: 143396 MNW (MND 2215)
Object history: deposited to National Museum, Warsaw by Louvre, Paris
References: Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz (1985). Historia estetyki. Vol. 1. Arkady. ISBN 83-21330-49-5, p. 323
White marble statue (H. 1.25 Br. 1.33). At first in Rome, Villa Borghese, afterwards
in the gardens of Fontainebleau, nowadays Paris, Louvre (cf. Inv.manuscript
Louvre, No. 991).
Turre, Mon. Vet. Ant., 159; Clarac, Mus. Sculpt., IV, 27 and Pl. 558B No.
1194; Zoega, Abh., 148 No. 3; MMM II 482 No. 58bis and fig. 415; RRS I,
295, 5. See fig. 163.
Mithras, slaying the bull. The dog licks the blood from the wound; the serpent
creeps over the ground; the scprpion at the testicles; the raven got lost together
with the flying cloak. The back of the statue is roughly worked.
Restorations: Mithras' head and neck, r. arm, l. shoulder and fingers of the
l.h.; the bull's muzzle, r. horn (l. horn is lacking), l. foreleg and tail; the foremost
part of the base with the dog's body (now lost).