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Mithra sacrificing a bull.

Image ID: 1624829

Mithra sacrificing a bull. (1890)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Mithra sacrificing a bull.

Published Date

: 1890

Specific Material Type

: photomechanical_prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; image 10 x 12 cm. (sheet 24.2 x 15.6 cm.)


: "Bas-relief in the Louvre. This is the most important monument remaining to us of the Persian worship of Mithra in the Roman Empire. Mithra in his cavern (spelaeum) sacrifices to Jupiter Sabazius the bull whose blood will give regeneration. Around the prostrate bull are a scorpion, a serpent, and a dog. To the right and left the Genius of the day, with lighted torch, and of the night with torch extinguished. Overhead is the earth with i ....
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Original Source

: From History of Rome and of the Roman people from its origin to the invasion of the barbarians : containing over three thousand engravings, one hundred maps and plans and numerous chromolithographs. (Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1890) Duruy, Victor (1811-1894), Author. Mahaffy, John Pentland, Sir (1839-1919), Editor.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Religion -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (6 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624829

Record ID

: 1763215

Digital Item Published

: 8-9-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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