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Apollo relief

The relief of red sandstone was found in 1862 at an abandoned quarry. According to W. Conrady, it was found together with remains of a statuette of "Hercules Maliator". The find is evidence of Roman quarrying of red sandstone south of Obernburg.

The god Apollo is shown naked, with a cloak over his shoulders. His hair has long curls and is knotted at the part according to the fashion of the time. His left hand holds the Kithara, an antique string instrument typical for Apollo. The depiction of Apollo was probably part of a rare style of votive relief.

Location
Near the cohort fort Obernburg, in the abandoned stone quarry, found 1862.

Archaeology
Sandstone, relief, height 57cm, width 40cm, depth 17cm. Upper and left sides cut off. Dating: around 210 AD.

Literature
CSIR II/13, Nr. 184.

Links

Lupa Nr. 6980

Apollo
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1 Apollo © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat

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