Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Mithras Tauroctonos

9,166,849 INR to 13,750,215 INR

It’s a 2nd century Roman marble relief artwork from the era before Christ. Being auctioned by Christie's, it is believed to be a part of a Mithraic temple. Mithraeum is a mysterious religion that was very popular between the 1st century and 5th century till the Roman emperor Theodosian The Great banned it attributing to certain pagan rites practiced by the cult. This particular marble relief represents the killing of a sacred bull, though there are accounts that show that this killing was actually an emblematic depiction of constellation Perseus. Curious? Own it and keep searching!

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Source :- IIPM Editorial, 2006, Editor - Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri

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