The originally Persian god Mithras was worshipped all over the Roman empire from the 1st century BC onwards. This handmade fresco measures 25 x 25 cm. It is made of natural pigments. The tablet is 5 cm thick and can be hung to the wall or stand by itself.
According to the myth, Mithras was born from a giant rock on the 25th of December, the day of Solstice. His followers were chosen ones who had to deliver great perfrmances before they were admitted to the sect. The battle between Mithras and the bull stands for the unevitable battle of every human being against the evil in him, which needs to be destroyed. The iron dagger of the god represents an iron will to overcome deceptions of passion and bestial instincts. Two torch bearers often occur on the images: Cautes and Cautopates. Their torches point in different directions in order to symbolize the instinctive, unreflecting life, in contrast with the divine and required life.
This fresco is based on a depiction from the 2nd century AD.Product details:
Size: 25x20x5 cm;
Mounting: wall mount;
Material: gypsum alabaster;
Suitable for outside use: No;
Suitable for painting: No;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight: 4000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.