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Zeus Dolichenus

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The god is dressed in a Roman military costume with a Phrygian cap on his head. In his left hand he clutches the lightning bolts of the thunder god; and in the right, which is now mostly missing, he probably held a double ax. His cult was Syrian in origin and travelled back to Rome with Eastern...

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By 1973: Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner Collection (presumably from Asia Minor); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner to MFA, March 14, 1973

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 074.


Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World