Apollo Holding a Kithara

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 May 2016

In this elaborately carved figure, the iconographical features of both Apollo and Dionysos, the wine god, have been fused.; the slipping himation and the sensual treatment of the flesh are typical of Dionysos, while the kithara and quiver characterize Apollo. From the Temple of Apollo, Cyrene, Libya. Roman copy of the 2nd century CE of a Hellenistic original of about 200-150 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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.

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