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556055

Plaster cast of upper part of a marble relief. King Antiochus 1 of Commagene clasps the right hand of Hercules. Cast by Hamdi-Bey, Carl Humann and Otto Puchstein in 1883 from the original at Nemrud Dagi, south-east Turkey. This is one of a series of sculptures celebrating the god-like statues of Antiochus at his tomb on Nemrud Dagi. Elaborately dressed in Persian clothes, tiara and diadem, the king proclaims himself a friend to the Greeks and Romans in the text on the back of the original sculpture.

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Plaster cast of upper part of a marble relief.  King Antiochus 1 of Commagene clasps the right hand of Hercules.  Cast by Hamdi-Bey, Carl Humann and Otto Puchstein in 1883 from the original at Nemrud Dagi, south-east Turkey. This is one of a series of sculptures celebrating the god-like statues of Antiochus at his tomb on Nemrud Dagi.  Elaborately dressed in Persian clothes, tiara and diadem, the king proclaims himself a friend to the Greeks and Romans in the text on the back of the original sculpture.