White marble statue (H. 1.50 Br. 1.80). Rome, at first at the sculptor V. Pacetti,
who restored it thoroughly together with Franzoni; afterwards to the Vatican
under Pius VI. Sala dei Animali, No. 150. Second cent.
E. Q. Visconti, Musea Pio Clem., VII, Pl. 7; Clarac, Mus. Sculpt., I, 25 and
Pl. 56 No. 1190; Duruy, Hist. Rom., V, 748; Zoega, Abh., 146 No. 1; Fea,
Nuova Descr., 102; Gerhard-Platner, 160 No. 15; MMM II 209 No. 28 and
fig. 37; RRS, 296, 5/6; Ripostelli, Terme Caracalla, fig.; Amelung, Skulpt.
Vat., II (2), 337 No 124 and Pl. 32; Leipoldt, fig. 13; HGR, 379; Anderson,
1412; Alinari, 6649. See fig. 155.
Mithras in usual attitude and attire, slaying the bull. The dog and the serpent hold their heads near the wound from which the blood abundantly flows. The scorpion at the testicles of the erected pizzle. Added are: Mithras' head, cloak; r. foot, arms, hands and nose; the bull's muzzle, forelegs and tail, the r. hindleg with a part of the base; the dog and the serpent except a part on the base.