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A Palmyrene altar in the Cincinnati Art Museum

Dirven, Lucinda; Kaizer, Ted

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Lucinda Dirven


This article concerns the publication of an altar from Palmyra that it is possession of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The alter is decorated, uniquely, on all four sides, with reliefs representing Palmyrene deities: a seated goddess, an armed desert deity, a solar deity, and a Poseidonfigure carrying a trident. The alter provides the first instance of the latter figure appearing on Palmyrene sculpture.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 5, 2013
Deposit Date Jan 13, 2014
Publicly Available Date Apr 10, 2015
Journal Syria. Archéologie, art et histoire
Print ISSN 0039-7946
Publisher Les Presses de l'Ifpo
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 90
Pages 391-408
Keywords Palmyra, Palmyrene religion, Sculpture, Poseidon.
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