• r2-271-10
    Hermes-like statuette dedicated to Hosion kai Dikaion, Adana Regional Museum. ()

Hermes-like Statuette Dedicated to Hosion Kai Dikaion

2nd or 3rd C. AD, Roman
Adana Archaeological Museum
Museum Inventory No.
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
Uninv. R2, Cat. 271
Marble, Stone
Object Type
Sculpture Type
Human Figure, Draped Man, Votive Relief
Inscription Text
Θείῳ Ὁσίῳ χαὶ Διχαίω
Γ.Ι. Ἀνείκητος εὐχήν
Προνονίαντος Ἀμ-
φιλόχου β ἱερέως 
Inscription Translation
Inscription Comment
According to O.A. Taşyürek, Director, Adana Regional Museum, alleged by the dealer to have come from Sardis.

The figure wears a girt tunic with a chlamys fastened over the r. shoulder and falling down to his feet in back. There is a circular pillar at the l. leg. He holds a caduceus with the lowered l. hand. On the front of the base there is a Greek inscription of four lines:

I do not know of any dedications to Hosion kai Dikaion found at Sardis, but they are very common in the region farther S around Kula (cf. Cat. 265 Fig. 455; also Robert, Nouvelles Inscriptions, 35, and his treatment of the cult). The provenance from Sardis, therefore, seems doubtful. The rustic style, too, is more like that of eastern Lydia.

Marble. Head missing. Lower r. arm lost (was dowelled on).
H. 0.59. Base: H. 0.12; W. 0.245.
This piece is from another site in Lydia, but in the past, it has been mistakenly attributed to Sardis.
See Also
The statuette and its inscription are published by G. Petzl in the Festschrift for K.F. Dorner (Petzl, Vier Inschriften aus Lydien II). I am indebted to C.H. Greenewalt, Jr. for showing me a photograph and to O.A. Taşyürek for kindly sending photographs and a dimensioned drawing.