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Upper part of a colossal limestone statue of a bearded man
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Тhis large greek sculpture from Cyprus probably represents a priest of the god Apollo. It would originally have been placed in the centre of a series of statues in the front of the main court of the sanctuary of Apollo.

In 526-525 BC Cyprus became part of the Persian empire. As a result Cypriot sculptors became influenced by art from other parts of the empire, which then stretched from Greece and Egypt to India and Afghanistan. This figure combines both Greek and Persian influences. He is dressed in Greek fashion in a chiton (tunic) partly covered by a himation (cloak). The short hair, secured by a laurel wreath decorated with rosettes, is also East Greek in style, as is the smile on the lips. However, the double bank of snake curls on the forehead and the treatment of the artificially curled beard reflect Achaemenid Persian fashion.

Upper part of a colossal limestone statue of a bearded man


From the Sanctuary of Apollo at Idalion (modem Dhali),
Cyprus, с 500-480 BC
HT 104 cm
Excavated by Sir Robert Hamilton Lang



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