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Zeus Sabazios

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A rider with a beard and curly hair wears the typical traveler's costume of the Roman imperial period, a cloak pinned on the right shoulder, a short tunic, tight-fitting trousers, and boots. He is holding a torch in the right hand; part of the support for the missing upper end connects with the...

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By 1953: Thomas Whittemore Collection (said to have been acquired in Istanbul); Bequest of Thomas Whittemore to MFA, June 16, 1953.

Credit Line

Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Antonine or Severan, A.D. 170–230

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor, Turkey

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 213; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height x length: 57 x 40 cm (22 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Dokimeion (modern Afyon) in west-central Asia Minor


The Ancient World