Marble Statue of Apollo from Samaria

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 February 2019
Marble Statue of Apollo from Samaria

Apollo was the god of music, light, truth, and healing in Graeco-Roman mythology, but this statue was found in a temple dedicated to "Kore", the goddess of the underworld and vegetation. The back of the statue was not polished, suggesting that the statue was placed inside a niche within the temple. This type of Apollo statue was derived from a 4th century BCE work by the Athenian sculptor Praxiteles; copies of his work became popular in the 2nd century CE. Roman period, early 2nd century CE. From Samaria, Sebastia, near Nablus, in modern-day West Bank, Palestinian Territories. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).


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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 19). Marble Statue of Apollo from Samaria. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10099/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Marble Statue of Apollo from Samaria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10099/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Marble Statue of Apollo from Samaria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2019. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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