Ivory statue of Apollo, Roman, 200 BCE-300 CE

Made:
200 BCE-300 CE in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown

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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.

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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A629423
Materials:
bronze, incomplete, ivory
Measurements:
overall (with stand): 95 mm x 35 mm x 33 mm, 0.048 kg
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Kalebdjian

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