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A Hellenistic Marble Statuette of a Maenad and the Cults of Dionysos and Kore at Samaria/Sebaste

04 October 2018, 6:00 pm

Headless draped female from the peristyle at Sebaste. Image courtesy of Dr John Herrmann

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Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by John J. Herrmann (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) on 4 October.

Dr Herrmann's lecture is titled A Hellenistic Marble Statuette of a Maenad and the Cults of Dionysos and Kore at Samaria/Sebaste.  A wine reception will follow the event; all welcome. Admission free without ticket.

Abstract

Excavations at Sebaste in the 1930s uncovered a graceful, draped statue of a female figure. But who was she, and what was her significance? Join Dr Herrmann on an exploration of Hellenistic sculpture, and what it can tell us about cult practice and cult politics.

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