Marble Statue of a Man from Jerash

Fundraiser: Mesopotamia Teaching Materials

Please help us create teaching materials on Mesopotamia (including several complete lessons with worksheets, activities, answers, essay questions, and more), which will be free to download for teachers all over the world.

Donate Now


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 19 February 2019
Send to Google Classroom:

This man wears a "toga", a garment that was only worn by holders of the Roman citizenship. His shoes reflect his aristocratic social rank (equestrian). Behind him, was a basket of scrolls (rotuli); possibly, he held one of them in his left hand, which is now missing. Such statues were erected at public places to honor Roman magistrates and benefactors of the city. This statue was found in a public building near the eastern baths of Jartash. Roman period, mid-2nd century CE. From Jerash (Gerasa), Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

Remove Ads


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 19). Marble Statue of a Man from Jerash. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Marble Statue of a Man from Jerash." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2019.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Marble Statue of a Man from Jerash." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2019. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

Remove Ads


Support Us

We are a non-profit organization.

Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Please support Ancient History Encyclopedia Foundation. Thank you!