Ivory statue of Apollo, Roman, 200 BCE-300 CE
- 200 BCE-300 CE in Roman Empire
Ivory statuette of Apollo, with lyre in left hand, possibly Roman
The Greek god Apollo was worshipped as the god of music, which is why he is holding a musical instrument called a lyre. He was also worshiped as the god of the Sun, especially by the Romans, and was a god of healing. Apollo is the father of Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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overall (with stand): 95 mm x 35 mm x 33 mm, 0.048 kg
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