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Art History Illustrated: “Mystic Bulls and Talking Snakes: The Art of Late Antique Mystery Cults”

Thursday, September 15 , 2022

6:30-7:30 PM

Christianity first developed as one of many popular mystery religions that burgeoned all over the diverse Later Roman Empire. Let’s study the ones that didn’t make it, including the worship of the militaristic bull-slayer Mithras, the bizarre cult of Glycon the talking snake, and many others.

Join us for our “Art History Illustrated” talk series, held the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. This monthly illustrated talk series is presented by art historian Brenda Edgar, in collaboration with the Carnegie Center for Art and History.

Image: The Hand of Sabazius, bronze, 3rd century AD, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

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