Mithraic torch-bearer, Chiaramonti Inv1705



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English: Mithraic torch-bearer Cautes/Cautopates, Vatican, Museum Chiaramonti, XXXIII, 5. Originally held a torch, but when discovered in 1785 misinterpreted as Apollo and thus in the subsequent restoration in Paris given an apple to hold. CIMRM 507/MMM II 209.27. Marble, Roman artwork, 2nd–3rd century CE. From a grotto 5 miles outside Porta Portese in Rome, 1785. Found together with torch-bearer sibling statue CIMRM 506, likewise misinterpreted/restored as Apollo, now in the British Museum (Cat. Br. Mus., 89 No. 1722).
Français : Cautes/Cautopates, d'un porte-flambeau du culte Mithras. Marbre, œuvre romaine, IIe-IIIe siècles ap. J.-C. Découvert en 1785 dans un grotto au-delà de la Porta Portese à Rome.
Museo Chiaramonti
Accession number Inv. 1705
Source/Photographer Jastrow (2006)


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