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Juba II (in Berber language: Yuba win sin or Yuva wis sin) is a Berber king of Mauretania, located in nowadays Algeria. He was born in Hippo (now Annaba) about 52 before J.-C. and died around 23 after christ. His reign began aroune 25 BC, under the Roman tutelage and his capital was Caesarea of ​​Mauritania, present Cherchell.







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The sculpture is an entire figure and relief depicting a mythological being or divinity, a famous personality, an emperor, a king or a queen, fauna and flora. Sculpture is defined as a three-dimensional art that creates shapes and volumes. The sculpture includes three main types known as round bumps, monumental sculptures and reliefs.




The sculptures of the Museum of Cherchell :


The whole collection of statuary in the museum was discovered in the city itself from 1840 onwards. Round sculpture forms the most important section of the museum. By itself, it has the largest number of objects that all other collections. These sculptures are of excellent style and bear witness to the purity of the taste of the person who acquired them. Several of them are replicas of Greek works of the 5th century. The character of cm works harmoniously with that of the building where they are exposed.




Diane Huntress


Goddess of the hunt and the moon. Also known as Artemis. The goddess Diana is the daughter of Zeus, king of the gods and the twin sister of Apollo. Diane is called daughter of the prairie and the lady of the animals. It is represented by its bow, its arrows and a sacred deer. The Diana of the museum appears as a huntress, wearing a skirt, a pair of fishing boots, carrying on her side her arrows and a bow in her hand. Discovered in 1888 during a search on the Gregory property, located between the Ténès road and the sea, 200m from the ramparts of the ancient city. Dimensions: height: 0, 65m / width: 0,75m Material: Marble veined with yellow and red from the Roman quarries of Ain-Takbalet, near Oran. Provenance: Grégory property in Cherchell Location: South Gallery








Also known as "Phébus the brilliant", also called "musagète", the one that the muses lead. God of music, light, sun, song and poetry. Diana's twin brother. He is often represented with his bow and his arrows or with a lyre. Discovered at Cherchell on March 15, 1910 by M. Nicolas Louis in the house of Thybridii Basiliani. The Apollo of the Cherchell Museum is a masterpiece and a masterpiece of the collection. It is perhaps attributed to the beginning of the school of the Greek sculpture of Phidias. The statue represents an entirely naked Apollo. He misses the right forearm, wrist and left hand. It rests on the left leg. The one on the right is carried forward and a little bent, the foot resting on the ground. The head is turned to the right and lowered. The hairstyle, very flat on the head, gives the impression of being a helmet. Dimensions: height: 2, 10m / width: 0,60m Material: Marble of Paros Provenance: the house of Thybridii in Cherchell Location: South Gallery





Demeter or Ceres

Demeter or Ceres is the goddess of agriculture and fertility. Sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, and Hestia, and the mother of Persephone (Corea). Demeter stood motionless, looking straight ahead. The face is full and round, the expression is grave, the severity of which is tempered by a half smile and a slight inclination of the head. Colossal statue discovered near the gate of Algiers. His twin sister is currently in the National Museum of Antiquities in Algiers. Dimensions: height: 2,10m / width: 0,75m Material: Pentelic marble Provenance: near the gate of Algiers to Cherchell Location: South Gallery







Domitia Lucillia Minor

Domitia Lucillia Minor, known as Domicia Calvilla, is a personality of the Roman nobility of the 2nd century AD, known as one of the richest heirs in the reign of Adrian. Married to Marcus Anuis, she is the mother of Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor known for his personality and one of the most important sovereigns of the Roman Empire. He came to power in 161 and reigned until his death in 180 AD. Discovered on March 23rd, 1933, by a team of diggers who were busy digging the trenches of a canal in the streets of the Arnaud city at Cherchell. The bust of a woman, buried at 2m50 depth, was cleared. The model was a woman still young, her face elongated, and her gaze distant. The figure is dressed in a tunic buttoned over each shoulder. The sculptor, on the other hand, treated the hair with great realism and a great concern for accuracy in detail. Dimensions: height: 0.81m / width: 0.45m Material: Carrared Italian marble, very fine grain, shiny Provenance: the city Arnaud in Cherchell Location: East Gallery







Hercules or Heracles


Hercules or Heracles is the demi-god personifying force. Born in Thebes, Greece, son of Zeus and Alcmena. Alcmene was married with Amphytrion. Zeus wanted to spend a night with her. Alcmene being a faithful woman, Zeus was obliged to transform herself into her husband in order to approach him. Hercules was born of this union at the same time as his twin brother Iphicles (who was the son of Amphytrion). Hera feeling betrayed by her husband Zeus, took revenge on Hercules by sending him two large poisonous snakes to strangle him. But Hercules, awakened by the cries of his brother, took the two serpents, killed them, then played with them before sending them to the feet of his mother, who came to see what was going on. Hercules was known for his great strength, which enabled him to perform the famous twelve labors entrusted to him by Eurystheus, king of Mycenae and Thirynthus. They constitute one of the most famous episodes of Greek mythology. Eurystheus was afraid that Hercules would rob him of his place on the throne. The cult of Heracles in Caesarea dates back to King JubaII who venerated this god towards the end of the 1st century BC. J-C. Dimensions: height: 2, 60m / width: 0,77m Material: White marble of poor quality Provenance: Thermes de l'Ouest in Cherchell Location: East Gallery







Auguste, first called Octave then Octavien, born on 23 September 63 av. J.-C. in Rome and died on 19 August 14 ap. J.-C. in Nol (Italy). He is the first Roman emperor and adoptive son of Julius Caesar. It was discovered on the 17th of February, 1916, by M. Watin, exactly at the corner of the Rue de l'Hippodrome and the Rue du General Cavaignac, near the northeast corner of the ancient theater. The emperor at first donned a tunic of linen with short sleeves, which covered the fringed thongs falling from the cuirass. Below the tunic is the armor. The folds are irregular, the shades shaded. The artist showed a great concern for realism in detail, and a very lively observation. Dimensions: height: 2, 35 m / width: 0,80m Material: White marble with large crystals Provenance: Cherchell Location: East Gallery




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Dénomination :Isis Priestess

Description: Isis is the protective and saving goddess of Egyptian mythology, whose name means "throne" and in hieroglyphics, the seat. His Latin epithet was Stella Maris, or "star of the sea". Isis is the symbol of femininity, mistress of life and magic, sister and wife of Osiris, mother of Horus. It is an important source of the power of Pharaoh. Its cult was very popular throughout Egypt, but its most important sanctuaries without in Gizé and the Nile delta. Later his worship took on more importance in the Greco-Roman world, with the sanctuaries in Delos and Pompeii. Found on June 10, 1921, east of the Field of Maneuvers. The goddess stands, her head slightly turned to the left, the body resting on her right leg, the left is flexed. The falling robe. The feet are sandals. The hair separated in the middle of the head are held by a narrow ribbon and united in a bun on the nape of the neck. She carries in her left hand a small jar. Dimensions: height: 2 m / width: 0,61m Material: Paro white marble Provenance: East of the Field of maneuvers in Cherchell Location: South Gallery




Foot of Tuthmosis First


First Tuthmosis is the third pharaoh of the 18th dynasty during the new empire. He took power at the death of Amenhotep I. Found in 1848 on the access ramp that leads to the port, 200 meters from the sea, and near the large Syene melampyre pool. The statue was broken a little below the knees. Only the inferior part remains. It is sculpted with the base in a single block of one of the hardest stones that exist, a very fine grain melaphyre, resistant and sound like toughened steel. The king was to be represented standing in the traditional attitude, with his arms extended along the length of the body, his left leg carried forward. The base has a hieroglyphic inscription on its upper surface. Dimensions: Total height of the fragment: 0.52.dimensions of the base: 0.46 of langour on0.30 of width and 0.12 of thickness Material: black stone melaphyre Provenance: on the access ramp that leads to the port, 200 meters from the sea Location: South Gallery





Idole in the form of a barrel (Punic period)


Found in the excavations of the house Randon, in the center in front of the museum. This cylindrical block of yellowish limestone, roughly sided, represents a deformed monster. The head, bald and glabrous, wearing a sort of modius adorned in front of a palmette. The belly, without arms, the projection of the breasts and the hollow very accused of the navel, remind us of a female deity, or perhaps Hermaphrodite .... The idol of Cherchell, of the Punic period, is very similar to the most ancient Berber art; Carved less than engraved. Measurement: Height 0.80; Diameter 0.23 Material: yellowish limestone Provenance: the house Randon, in front of the Museum in Cherchell Location: South Gallery








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