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statue

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1825,0613.1

  • Description

    Marble statue of Mithras slaying the bull. Mithras is shown in eastern costume, including trousers and a Phrygian cap. A dog and snake are shown trying to lick the blood and a scorpion is attacking the bull's genitals.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.29 metres
    • Length: 1.44 metres
  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1720 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2014 23 Apr-01 Aug, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2014-2015 13 Dec-15 Mar, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2015 18 Apr–28 Jun, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2015 14 Jul–6 Sep, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2015-2016 20 Sep-11 Jan, Kobe City Museum, Kobe, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2016 13 Feb-18 Jun, National Museum of Western Australia, Perth, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2016-2017 08 Sep-29 Jan, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2017 1 Mar-31 May, National Museum of China, Beijing, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2017 28 Jun-08 Oct, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1825

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1825,0613.1


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