<em>Altar</em>, 305-30 B.C.E., or later. Bronze, 9 5/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 5/16 in. (23.7 x 10.7 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1614E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1614E_NegB_print_bw.jpg)


Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E., or later

Dimensions: 9 5/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 5/16 in. (23.7 x 10.7 x 11 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1614E

Image: CUR.37.1614E_NegB_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bronze altar of typical Hellenistic form, with a square receptacle with pointed corners. On each side different appliqu├ęs- visible in the photograph are busts of Serapis, uraei, and theatrical masks holding rings. Supported by a large shaft in the center, and four smaller, twisted papyrus bud pillars. Condition: Base missing. One entire spreading side of altar top gone. Remaining corners much injured. All details encrusted and impregnated with bronze disease.

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