Head of Mithras

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published on 25 May 2014

Head of Mithras in Phrygian cap (CIMRM 815), from Walbrook Mithraeum in Londinium, CE 180-220. (Museum of London, Britain).
Depicted as a handsome youth, Mithras wears his usual Phyrgian cap. His eyes are turned away from the deed of slaying the bull, from whose blood flowed eternal life. The head probably formed part of a life-size bull slaying scene that stood in the apse of the Mithraeum at Londinium.



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