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Theatrical mask from Caesarea Maritima
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Nymph with peplum
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Volute oil lamp with figured disc
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Epigraph of Pontius Pilate
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Lucky fisherman statue
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Treasury of Caesarea Maritima
Theatrical mask from Caesarea Maritima
Nymph with peplum
Volute oil lamp with figured disc
Epigraph of Pontius Pilate
Lucky fisherman statue
Treasury of Caesarea Maritima

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A statue was found in the area of the minor aqueduct of Caesarea; it is the representation of a fisherman sitting on a rock, on which, in relief, ten different species of fish can be distinguished, mostly arranged in pairs. The fish seem to approach the central point, where the line was probably depicted. The representation of the seated fisherman was much appreciated in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, when it became a way to portray the humblest social classes in a realistic way. In the imperial age, it must probably be related to the desire to recreate a “bucolic subject”, suitable as a decorative element for fountains and basins.

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