Golden Mummies : Figure

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Terracotta figurine of the Greek god Zeus. The iconography of Zeus inspired the creation of a new god during the early Ptolemaic Period. Serapis was a truly multicultural deity, combining the Egyptian god Osiris with a number of Hellenistic deities. His appears as a heavily bearded man in Classical style, sometimes with a grain measure atop his head. Worship of Serapis travelled far outside Egypt’s borders, throughout the Roman Empire.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Terracotta figurines such as this have predominantly come from apparently domestic settings. These once brightly-painted objects were mould made and likely much cheaper than metal images of gods that were given as votives left at temples.</p>

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