11 December 2003
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF JUPITER HELIOPOLITANOS
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The hollow cast figure depicting of the cult statue at the temple of Jupiter at Baalbeck, also known as Baal or Jupiter-Hadad, wearing a kalathos, a wig of echeloned curls, and a short chin beard, sheathed in a long garment portraying several small heads of deities in registers on both sides, his left arm raised, the right lowered, both once holding now-missing attributes, traces of gilding preserved throughout
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner in the early 1980s.
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For other examples of the deity see Hajjar, "Heliopolitani Dei" in LIMC.
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