Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Biblical Antiquities : Roman Period Vessels : Roman Period Vessel Relating to the Cult of Mithras
Click to view original image.
Roman Period Vessel Relating to the Cult of Mithras - P.0390
Origin: Bethany, Jordan
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Medium: Terracotta

$4,800.00
Location: United States
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
Mithras was a god of Persian origins whose cult was immensely popular in the Roman Empire from the first century A.D. until the fourth. His worship was limited to men and the cult's rituals were secret, though its chief tenet involved the triumph of a good god over death, often represented in art as a struggle between Mithras and a bull. With its aspects of promised resurrection, Mithrasism proved a strong competitor to Christianity. This superb vessel surely evokes the cult of Mithras, while deliberately avoiding direct reference to its mysteries. Even if we knew nothing of its associations, we could recognize it as an object of enormous strength and enduring power. - (P.0390)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2017 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting