Bust of Zeus-Dushara from Petra

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Carole Raddato
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published on 18 April 2024
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Limestone bust of Zeus-Dushara from the courtyard enclosure of the Qasr al-Bint in the Nabataean city of Petra (Jordan). Dushara, the chief deity of Petra and the head of the Nabataean pantheon, was identified with the Greek god Zeus. This massive bust illustrates the meeting of Hellenistic conventions with those of Syrian and Arabian art.

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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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