Sculptures of Muses

Three of the six statuettes of Muses sitting on rocks, excavated in the Great Eastern Baths.

The plinth of a dancing muse (Terpsichore), found before the new excavations in the thermal baths, bears the signature of an Alexandrian sculptor named Antoneinos, son of Antiochos. Due to the similarities of this fragment in terms of dimensions and style, there is no question that the newly found statuettes also originate from his workshop. Fortunately, the statue base of the Terpsichore is preserved, whose Greek inscription suggests the year 118/19 AD as the time of dedication of the group of muses.

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Sculpture findings

Spectacular sculpture findings in the Great Eastern Baths of Jerash. Information, video interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Weber-Karyotakis, and photos of the restoration works.

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