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Mithras Slaying the Bull / statuette 3D Model
Statue of Mithras
4th century AD
This small statue depicts the god Mithras seizing the bull by its nostrils and driving his knife into its neck. As in nearly all depictions of Mithras, he does not look at the bull, and a snake and dog compete for the gushing blood as a scorpion attacks the bull’s testicles.
Such a statue would be displayed in a Mithraeum , a chamber where initiates of the mystery cult would congregate.
Other depictions of the scene:
Mithras Slaying the Bull from the British Museum.
Mithras Slaying the Bull from the Montemartini Museum.