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Priest


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Description In his left hand, the priest holds an incense box, and, in his right hand, a "phiale" (shallow bowl) used to pour ritual liquid offerings. His twisting pose, long hair, and expressive face are strongly influenced by Greek Hellenistic style. The leafy crown was worn by an official when making a votive sacrifice.
Provenance W. H. Forman Collection Sale, London, 1899, no. 102; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd century BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
hollow cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1088
Measurements
H: 13 x W: 8 1/4 x D: 6 in. (33 x 21 x 15.3 cm); mount W: 5 1/16 x D: 3 7/16 in. (12.8 x 8.8 cm)
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  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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