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Bronze hand used in the worship of Sabazius. Roman, 1st-2nd century AD Sabazius, a god of Thracian or Anatolian origin, became popular in the Roman Empire, and had connections both with Jupiter and Dionysos. Hands decorated with religious symbols were designed to stand in sanctuaries or, like this one, were attached to poles for processional use.

Bronze hand used in the worship of Sabazios (British Museum). Roman century CE Hands decorated with religious symbols were designed to stand in sanctuaries or, like this one, were attached to.

A second-century A.D. statue of the Greek goddess Artemis (the Roman Diana), in the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey; the objects decorating her body have been interpreted as bulls’ testicles or breasts, both symbols of fertility.

A second-century statue of the Greek goddess Artemis (the Roman Diana), in the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey; the objects decorating her body have been interpreted as bulls' testicles or breasts, both symbols of fertility.

De Mooie Artemis in het Archeologish Museum van Selçuk. 								Zij draagt de <b>Kalathos</b> op haar hoofd.<br> 								Let ook op de Dierenriem om haar hals.

De Mooie Artemis in het Archeologish Museum van Selçuk. Zij draagt de <b>Kalathos</b> op haar hoofd.<br> Let ook op de Dierenriem om haar hals.

Statuette of the lady TiyePeriod: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten Date: ca. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Wood, carnelian, gold, glass, Egyptian.

In diesem rundplastischen Bronzewerk ist das Bildmotiv des Sonnenkindes auf der Lotusblüte zu erkennen und somit die ikonographische Umsetzung der Vorstellung, dass die Sonne täglich neu geboren wird und sich verjüngt. Spätzeit, 6.–4. Jh. v. Chr.

In this roundplastic bronze work the image motif of the sun child can be seen on the lotus blossom and thus the iconographic realization of the idea that the sun is reborn every day and rejuvenates itself.

Someone apparently went out their way to deface the noses of many Egyptian statues. Why is that? Methinks it's conspiracy. Ancient Egypt blows Darwinian white supremacy straight out the water. Ancient Egyptians were NEGROES.

Someone apparently went out their way to deface the noses of many Egyptian statues. Ancient Egypt blows Darwinian white supremacy straight out the water. Ancient Egyptians were NEGROES.

In time, Bes became known as the defender of all that is good and the enemy of all that is bad.

Best example of Pantheistic Bes: 4 arms, 4 wings, elaborate horned crown, stomping on a world of evil creatures with protective eyes all over his body (like leopard skin). Snakes or lion features at the feet, knees and phallus.