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Artist
Roman
Title
Sucellus
Description

Depicted person: Sucellus

English: Sucellus was a major Gaulish deity associated with the underworld, whose attributes include his wolf-skin garment, a mallet or hammer (now missing from his upraised hand), and a small jar called an "olla." This statuette is the earliest and finest of any known Sucellus image. The portrayal is reminiscent of Classical Greek style, and he resembles the Greek hero Heracles. Behind him, like a symbol of worship, appears an oversized mallet with five smaller mallets radiating from it. The statuette was excavated from the "lararium" (household shrine) of a Roman house in France.
Date 1st century
date QS:P,+050-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
Medium bronze
medium QS:P186,Q34095
Dimensions with base: 32 × 15.5 × 12.3 cm (12.5 × 6.1 × 4.8 in)
Accession number
54.998
Object history
Exhibition history Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet, The Walters Art Gallery, Commons-logo.svg
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912
References
Source Walters Art Museum: Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg Home page Information icon.svg Info about artwork
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