Bronze Lamp from Vani with Zeus and Ganymede

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Carole Raddato
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A three-nozzled bronze lamp featuring the god Zeus in the form of an eagle, carrying the boy Ganymede off to Mount Olympus to be his cupbearer. When the lamp was lit, the beautiful youth would gleam, and the divine bird would be encircled by a glowing nimbus. Possibly Greek, from Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), dated to 250-100 BCE.

Vani Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Georgia.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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