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#813: Double-Sided Mithraic Relief

Photo 813: Double-Sided Mithraic Relief - Louvre Museum, Paris

Photo Details

Photo ID
813
Credit
Title
Double-Sided Mithraic Relief
Caption
Double-sided marble relief depicting the god Mithras. Rome, 2nd-3rd cent. Mithras is a Persian god introduced to Rome as a mystery religion in the second half of the 1st century CE. The religion was especially popular with soldiers and involved multiple levels of initiation. This side shows Mithras slaying the bull; the other shows him banqueting with the sun.
Geotag
48.860868° N, 2.336655° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600