Holy Land Digital Image Collections

Navigation Aids

Back to full page
*
Search Collections
 
Columns of the Temple Serapeum, Puteoli--A temple built of marble taken from the country in which Moses grew up
      set zoom:
 
Columns of the Temple Serapeum, Puteoli--A temple built of marble taken from the country in which Moses grew up
Title:
Columns of the Temple Serapeum, Puteoli--A temple built of marble taken from the country in which Moses grew up [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Macellum Of Pozzuoli
G Marketplaces Italy
Corinthian Columns
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.6 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Numbers xvi.)--This picture of the temple of Serapeum, at Puteoli, standing near the place where St. Paul landed upon his first missionary journey to Italy, is placed in connection with the name of Moses in this chapter because it was a temple built in honor of an Egyptian god. Plutarch asserts that Serapis was Osiris after he had passed into the subterranean world. As if to complete the idea of a temple to an Egyptian deity the Corinthian pillars found in this marble structure are from Africa. This temple consisted of a square court enclosed by forty-eight marble and granite columns with forty-three small chambers adjoining. The portico rested on six Corinthian columns, three of which remain. In the center of the court stood a circular temple surrounded by sixteen marble pillars. By four flights of steps the interior was approached where statues of Serapis, now in the museum at Naples, were found."
Three standing columns with pieces of columns in the foreground
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5633 LVii359CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries