Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Figure 108

Priest who served in the temple of the Imperial Cult
This statue comes from Ephesus and dates from the 2nd cent. AD. The priesthood of the emperor cult was usually held by the local aristocracy, providing them with political status and a means of social advancement. Izmir Archaeological Museum (İzmir Arkeoloji Müzesi).

No comments:

Post a Comment