Terrakotta -Mithrasdarstellung aus dem Symphorus-Mithraeum in aquincum

Zsidi, P. (2014) Terrakotta -Mithrasdarstellung aus dem Symphorus-Mithraeum in aquincum. Acta Archaeologica, 65 (1). pp. 119-129. ISSN 0001-5210


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The Aquincum Museum houses the fragments of a terracotta object belonging to the finds unearthed in the so-called Symphorus Mithraeum. Careful study and following restoration of the object, previously identified as an architectural ornament in the museum inventory book, made it clear that the fragments belonged to a terracotta sculpture. The surviving parts of the hollow terracotta sculpture suggest that it was a representation of Mithras. This paper does research on which scene in Mithraic iconography this rare terracotta depiction of Mithras was an element of; whether the object can be connected to any other terracotta sculptures of gods originating from the cult place; and whether it was once part of the shrine equipment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 11:24

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