CIMRM Supplement - Terracotta fragments of Mithras from the Symphorus Mithraeum, Aquincum. Budapest, Hungary.

Fragments before restoration. From:

Fragments after restoration. From:

Possible reconstruction, variation 1. From:

Found online here.

The Aquincum Museum houses the fragments of a terracotta object belonging to the finds unearthed in the so-called Symphorus Mithraeum, discovered by T. Nagy in 1941. The object was previously identified as an architectural ornament in the museum inventory book. But after study and restoration by P. Zsidi, it became clear that the fragments belonged to a terracotta sculpture. The surviving parts of the hollow terracotta sculpture suggest that it was a representation of Mithras. The paper suggests that it was part of a taurobolium, and references other terracotta sculptures of gods originating from the cult place; and asks whether it was once part of the shrine equipment.


  • P. Zsidi, "Terrakotta-Mithrasdarstellung aus dem Symphorus-Mithraeum in Aquincum", Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 65 (2014) 119-129. Online at here.

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