Onward in the Vatican Museums tour!
The photos here are not in order and I don't feel like rearranging them, so just enjoy.
Here we have a full three-dimensional Mithras slaying the bull, complete with dog, serpent, scorpion. It is in the "zoology" room full of animal sculptures. It was roped off or I could have gotten some wild stuff. So to speak.
The Braccio Nuovo (New Arm, or what we might call the New Wing) was not crowded, unlike everywhere else except the Egyptian section, and I found this room very relaxing.
Octavian hails a taxi. (I could not resist.)
Great is Artemis of the Ephesians. There is debate over whether these are breasts or bulls' testicles. We report; you decide.
Whew. This has been a marathon day for posting and we are not through with the Vatican Museums yet. We still have the tapestries, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and miscellaneous to go.
I refer to it as the Vatican Museum Death March. It takes stamina but one should not miss it.
Ciao for niao, bambini.