Mithras cult image
The artistic Mithras relief image stands as a mysterious symbol of the auspicious regeneration of the earth and all life.
Roman mythology scene
The cult image shows the kneeling god figure dressed in a Phrygian cap and a typical Roman tunic, in a bull killing scene with his left leg on the back of the animal.
- High quality crafted relief replica
- Natural alabaster plaster material
- Suspension included
- Size 15 x 12.5 cm
The Mithras relief replica is modeled after an original altarpiece dated to the 1st century AD from the Limes Museum in Aalen, Germany.
The relief is made of finely ground alabaster plaster, a pure natural material with the highest quality properties. The plaster of alabaster is extremely fine, dries very hard and is often used in professional art and monument conservation.
The quality manufacturer Forum Traiani® produces its products in Germany.
Mythological figure of the gods
Mithras, as a Roman god figure, represents the mythological personification of the sun, which was worshipped in Mithraism at that time.
According to mythology, Mithras was sent by a father god to save the world. He is depicted as a youth wearing a Phrygian cap and a Roman tunic.
The central motif of Mithras murals and monuments is the killing of a bull.
According to mythology, Mithras carried the captured bull into a cave and sacrificed it for the renewal of the world. The tradition tells that from the semen and blood of the bull, life and the earth itself are regenerated.
In the well-known ancient bull-killing scene, the kneeling Mithras pulls the animal's head back with his left hand and kills the bull with a dagger thrust with his other hand.
Similar to Perseus killing Medusa, the youth turns his face away from the bull to avoid being turned to stone.
The youth Mithras
Symbolizing the regeneration of all life, the relief is a meaningful but equally mysterious home accessory.
Decorate the relief image effectively and draw the eye mystically.
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