CIMRM Supplement - Tauroctony. Royal Ontario Museum, Canada.

From: Flickr. By MaiaC. See also image here. "Royal Ontario Museum. Second-century Italian relief depicting the myth of Mithras slaying the bull. March 14, 2009."

UPDATE: This item in fact appears to be CIMRM 606.

Relief of Mithras killing the bull.

The relief has been restored, and the crack is plainly visible. The figure at right, the "luna", and the head and left arm of Mithras are all restorations. All have been restored wrongly in various ways.

Top left is Sol, wearing a rayed crown. Beneath him the raven. Underneath him is Cautes, with torch upright. Mithras stabs the bull (unusual angle) and the dog and snake lick at the blood, while the scorpion is in his accustomed position.

comments powered by Disqus