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Bibil Identifier bibil:246979
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The 'Lord of the Stonemasons': Part II. 'Standing Figure with Betyls' at Petra
Author Wadeson, Lucy
Author Wenning, Robert
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 147, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 20-38 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper presents the second type of representation of the ‘lord’ of the Nabataean stonemasons, a male figure standing with betyls. This type is found in five rock-cut reliefs in Petra, usually high in the walls of quarries or monuments. It is argued that, like the so-called ‘sword deity’ figures presented in Part I, this second type was also carved by the stonemasons as another representation of their tutelary deity, possibly Dushara. Study of these little-known figures reveals new information on the diverse depiction of Nabataean deities, as well as on the religious beliefs of the stonemasons at Petra.
DOI 10.1179/1743130114Y.0000000005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Petra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Nabateans
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