CIMRM 89 - Tauroctony and inscription. Sî`, Syria.

From E. Will, Nouveaux monuments sacrés de la Syrie romaine, Syria vol. 29 (1952), p.60-73. Plate VI, 2. Online here. This is merely a detail of the monument.

From: here. By Dick Osseman. Damascus National Museum, 3 April 2009, image 7728. "This will be (sic) a representation of Mithra(s) sacrificing the astral bull, a tauroctony. No information given."

Found online at Born in Damascus, published 4 Dec. 2019.

From Born in Damascus, seemingly from Weber.

The photograph found online of a smashed tauroctony and originally added as a supplement here has been identified as CIMRM89.

There is no photograph in the CIMRM. The entry below by Vermaseren, based on Will's article, introduces a couple of mistakes. CIMRM 88 shows the left torchbearer; E. Will states that this monument shows the right torchbearer. The two monuments are by the same hand. This one must have been found in situ. Will states that a publication is intended by "M. Sabeh, conservateur du Musee de Damas" in a work on the "sculpture hauranaise". He also gives the inscription as "D(eo) I(nvicto) S(oli)".

The publication may be: Joseph Sabeh, "Sculptures palmyréniennes inédites du musée de Damas", Annales Archéologiques de Syrie 3 (1953) 17-26.

CIMRM entry

The "Born in Damascus" website offers the following bibliography:

  • Sélim and Andrée Abdul-Haq . Illustrated catalog of the Department of Greco-Roman Antiquities at the Damascus Museum, 1951.
  • Thomas M Weber . Sculptures from Roman Syria in the Syrian National Museum at Damascus 2006.

A further post from the same website offers what seems to be a quote from Weber:

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