Danube Virtual Museum

The Relief of the God Mithra

Title: The Relief of the God Mithra
Site: Текija / Transdierna
Location/Region: Roman – Late Roman fortress with village Transdierna/Теkiја
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade - Archeological Museum of Đerdap
Country: Serbia
Period: Roman Limes: Severans
Epoch: Roman
Closer Dating: 2nd-3rd century
Material: Refined marble, gray
Dimensions: 55 х 61 х 7 cm
Bibliography: Ј. (Rankov) Kondić (processing, cat. collection in the prepress); А. C. Kuzmanović - A. Jovanović, TEKIJA, Belgrade 2004.

Description

Two, well-preserved parts of the relief that are being merged, with God Mithras in the canonized scene of his sacrifice of a bull / tauroctonia, and with additional, common elements and attributes, and scenes from his life; certainly one of the most beautiful, artistic reliefs of this god.

Roman – Late Roman fortress with village Transdierna/Тekija: systematic archeological research and excavation (Iron Gate/Đerdap I Project, Prof. Dr A.C. Kuzmanović)