Neoclassical Hand of Sabazius Engraving(12 views)
Description: French Neoclassical engraving of Greco-Roman examples of the hand of Sabazius. As described by the British Museum: "His cult originated in Phrygia or Thrace and later became popular in the Roman Empire. The Romans associated him with Dionysus, the god of wine. Scholars believe that 'hands of Sabazius' were placed in shrines or carried on poles in religious processions. Often they are decorated with images such as a serpent, cymbal, pine cone and frog, which are assumed to be religious".
Condition Report: Excellent
Dimensions: 10.5" W x 17" H
Artist or Maker: Unknown
Date: 19th Century