God Mithra-Cronos

Sculptural version of the Roman figure 'Mithra-Chronos'. This figure was found in the year 1902,  in the Bullring of Mérida. The original dates from the 2nd century and represents the God of Infinite Time. It is currently in the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida. The sculpture is of a clean-shaven youth standing upright with his legs together. He stands straight and firm looking Infinity in the face. He has full, shoulder-length hair that frames his face. There is a relief of a lion on his chest. A large snake is  coiled five times around his body. Next to his left leg  is the head of a goat; this refers to the zodiac sign of Capricorn, which was dominant at the time of the birth of Mithra  - the sign of the puerta del sol.  Mithra  means Treaty, representing the social order. According to the Roman tradition, Mithra, the unconquered Sun, is born from a rock on the day of the winter solstice on 25th December. There is an important  temple to Mithra in Mérida. The material used in the sculpture is bronze and the technique is sculptural modeling and lost-wax casting. 

Weight: 1.81 kg
Dimensions: 7 cm × 4 cm × 22 cm