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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
In carved ivory on turned black marble columns
Circa 1820 – 30
Size : 15 cm high and 16 cm high – 6 ins high and 6¼ ins high
Apollo is for many ‘the most Greek of Greek Gods’ ( W.F.Otto ). He is always depicted as young, beardless and of harmonious beauty, the ideal young athlete. He is associated with music and poetry, and his instrument is the lyre.