Next week on Wednesday, the Archaeological Museum in Chania is to present two small sculptures found during excavations conducted at the Aptea in Crete. The sculptures depicting mythical Apollo and his sister, the twin Artemis, were found by archaeologists at the beginning of 2016 in the Roman mansion. After the first public unveiling, the sculptures will join the permanent exhibition of the museum.
Both sculptures are small, their height does not exceed 54 cm. The Artemis statuette was made of bronze, while the Apollo figure made of marble. The time of their creation dates back to the 1st century AD and the first half of the second century AD The statue of the goddess Artemis, who was the patron of Aphera during the glory days of this city, was found in excellent condition. The marble statuette of Apollo is distinguished by the artistry of performance. Both statuettes were probably brought from artistic centers outside of Crete.
Statue of Artemis found in the Apothecary
The statue of Artemis stood on an ornate brown base
Marble statue of Apollo
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