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Roman Bronze Sculpture of a Priestess - FZ.177
Origin: Syria
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high x 1.25" (3.2cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Location: UAE
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This exquisite draped statuette perhaps represents a Roman Empress in the guise of a Syrian priestess. Her tall, conical hat no doubt carries a ritual significance. The Severan dynasty, with its Syrian connections, encouraged the worship of the sun god Elagabalus. This may provide a clue to the statue's origins. Though this small figure has always carried herself with erect dignity, time has lent her an even greater grandeur. - (FZ.177)


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