Friday, January 10, 2014

Antalya Archaeological Museum - sculpture

Well worth a visit, the Antalya Archaeological Museum is packed with statuary, jewelry, sarchophagi, pottery, carpets - it's got it all. The statuary is particularly beautiful. This is part of a frieze, with muscular prancing horses:

 Artemis; there's some speculation that the arched halo was the genesis of the crescent that is now a symbol of Islam:
A gorgeous and fluid dancer, assembled from many smashed parts and still suggesting movement via her skirts:

 Head of Apollo:
 A copy of the Farnese Hercules, weary from one labor or another:

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