Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mithras in Relief

My reading has indicated that relief sculptures of Mithras
are actually more common than sculptures in the round.
This relief (with the inscription dedicated to Mithras as unconquered sun god)
is also in the Vatican Museum, hall of the animals,
I believe the Pio-Clementine wing,
though I'd have to double check my museum guide.
At any rate, this is also a very fine piece.

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