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Pharos Beaker


Pharos Beaker Front


Pharos Beaker Reverse

Colorless glass vase, of Alexandrian manufacture, found in Afghanistan, illustrates the famous lighthouse but the three stories are not shown in accurate detail. The Pharos is attached to a fortification wall and above its tower is a colossal male statue, probably representing Zeus Soter, with an oar or rudder resting in the crook of his left arm to signify maritime power.

Kabul Museum

Photo courtesy of the Huntington Archive, Ohio State University

Posted in: Hellenistic Period

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