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Busto di Minerva
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Busto - ritratto virile
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Euthymides - Psykter di Euthymides
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Piattello decorato a nastri e reticelli
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Scodella da mensa
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Corredo della lama del lingotto
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Rilievo paesistico detto di Polifemo e Galatea
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Unguentario a colombina
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Segnacolo
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Fibule con staffa a disco
Busto di Minerva
Busto - ritratto virile
Euthymides - Psykter di Euthymides
Piattello decorato a nastri e reticelli
Scodella da mensa
Corredo della lama del lingotto
Rilievo paesistico detto di Polifemo e Galatea
Unguentario a colombina
Segnacolo
Fibule con staffa a disco

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Description

The scene is permeated by an idyllic atmosphere and takes place in a mountainous landscape. The sacred element of the context defines the architectural element of a small temple adorned with fluttering pearl ribbons, within which a statue with a short chiton and a naos decorated in relief surrounded by ribbons, laid just below, is visible on an altar. The two main characters, interpreted as the cyclops Polyphemus and the marine nymph Galatea, occupy a large part of the figurative field and are presented three-quarters, half-naked, sitting on a rocky spur covered by a lion's skin, while flirting. At the center of the scene stands a sacred tree with fronds laden with inflorescences, perhaps a sycamore, from whose twisted trunk a large cut branch branches off to which a bundle full of fruits is tied. The landscape is completed by two goat females (Mambrina breed?) With long hanging ears and twisted horns, thick curly fleece, intent on browsing shrubs and flowers, while a crouching male, with spiral horns, rests. The relief, of high artistic quality, expresses the erotic theme of the myth according to iconographic schemes and models that derive from the figurative repertoires of the Hellenistic sphere elaborated in the Alexandrian area.

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