Sunday, July 2, 2017

Figure 06

 © 2017 David E. Graves
Portrait of a priest who served in the temple of the imperial cult. This statue comes from Ephesus and dates from the second 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.

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Figure 76

© Bertolami Fine Arts (Photographs courtesy of Andrea Pancotti) Bone or ivory tesserae ( tesserae nummulariae ) seals which were attach...