About this object

  • ID:

    20005

  • Production date:

    Roman; late 2nd-early 3rd century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Roman London: Mithraeum

  • This late 2nd century marble head of the god Mithras was found underneath the floor of a temple. The temple was built around AD 240 and for about 100 years was used to worship Mithras. It was possibly built by a former soldier of the second legion, initiated into Mithraism in France.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 367 mm; W 170 mm (at base of neck); D 200 mm

  • Materials

    stone; marble

  • Last Updated

    2017-09-01

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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