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Basalt relief of the tauroctony

This basalt relief attached to the wall of the National Museum in Damascus shows the tauroctony, the central cult scene of Mithraism where Mithras slays the bull to ensure the passage of the seasons and the continued fertility of the Earth.

Creator

Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

29th August 2010

Contributor

Joshua Bryant

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Museum Exhibit

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Collection

Damascus

Citation

Emma Loosley, “Basalt relief of the tauroctony,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed December 17, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/791.

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