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Priestess burning incense.
2nd c Roman Roman Imperial (Hadrianic) Sculpture

HADRIANIC Anonymous (act. 117 - 138)
c. 125-130
2nd c
H:180 cm.
Parian marble
Roman Imperial (Hadrianic)
Boston. Museum of Fine Arts.
"Depicts an old woman garbed as a priestess and engaged in an act of sacrifice. Her right hand (missing) scatters grains of incense taken from a box held in her left hand (also missing) upon a small cylindrical altar, or incense burner, part of which is seen at her right. The statue was found in a ruined, vaulted tomb at Pozzuoli, Italy in 1902."

Caption: HADRIANIC Anonymous | Priestess burning incense. | c. 125-130 | Roman | Roman Imperial | ┬ęKathleen Cohen |

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