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 173

Kunsthistorisches Museum (no. IX A 79) Photograph by James Steakley, PD Roman cameo of Gemma Augustea (AD 9–12). A depiction of Emperor...