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.
Date of Visit
29th August 2010
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Emma Loosley, “Basalt relief of the tauroctony,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed December 9, 2023, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/791.