RELIEF: OFFERING SCENE

Dimensions
63 x 77 x 12 cm
Date
early 20th century
Period
Material
Inventory
Ag.558
ID
Hyp-6759
References
Hekler, Gipszgyűjtemény, no. 372

On the right side of the relief, framed like a sanctuary, a bearded deity is seated on a high-backed throne, holding a sceptre. He is a mighty god, much larger than the other figures. A goddess stands in front of him, leaning on a pillar. There is an altar at the centre surrounded by men, women and children — they are to present an offering to the deities. A huge plane tree stands on the left with a ribbon tied around its trunk: the tree is also an object of the cult. A tall column appears in front of the tree, crowned by the statues of two gods. A large drapery is hung on a branch, separating the sanctuary from the outside world.