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S36.1 RIVER GOD NILE

Museum Collection: Museo Pio-Clementino, Musei Vaticani, Vatican City
Archive Number: TBA
Title: "Nile River "
Class: Free-standing statue 
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Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

The god of the river Nile reclining in the waters of his stream, rests his arm on the back of the Sphinx, beside a cornucopia (horn of plenty) brimming with fruit. He is covered with infant-like African Pygmies.

ARTICLES

Potamoi, Neilos, Pygmaioi

 
 
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