LIGHTS ON SABAZIUS CULT IN EGYPT "THROUGH AN UNPUBLISHED RARE HAIRPIN"
Document Type: Original Article
Archaeology dept., Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
This article deals with a hairpin carved out of Ivory which has been discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission during excavation works in 1982(a)at the site of the ancient city Sais(b),and was kept in Tanta museum(c). Researches about such Greco-Roman Egyptian artifacts are very rare and that is what led me to study the case of Sais hairpin. Within the framework, I provide a detailed description of the hairpin, an interpretation of the form, examples of Sabazius hands, cult of Sabazius within the Roman Empire, Sabazius in Egypt and in the end, the significance of the hairpin with a conclusion
Hairpin; Jupiter Dolichenus; Sabazius; Serapis; benedictio latina
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