The title of this work refers to the followers of Basilides, a second-century Gnostic Christian religious teacher in Alexandria, Egypt. Inspired by Waller's interest in theosophy and other religious and mystical teachings, the meaning of the picture is obscure.
35.6 x 63.8 cm
Not on display
© Courtesy Trustees of the Waller Estate
Shown in 1 exhibition
Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989
Referenced in 2 publications
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The New Greece / 'Delos of a coming Sun-god's race'', pg. 31-54, Sydney, Sep 1989, 37 (colour illus.), 52, 65.
Heather Johnson, Aspects of Art Deco in Australia: Sunrise over the Pacific, 'Art Deco art', pg. 96-105, Sydney, 2001, 99 (colour illus.), 100. plate no. 114