Hrvatski Apoksiomen - The Croatian Apoxyomenos

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (31)

« Previous12Next »
Tihomir Gržinčić on May 13, 2010

Thanks Philippe for your visit! :-)

U Zadru će biti do kraja 10. mjeseca u Muzeju antičkog stakla! :)

Greetings/ Pozdrav, Tihomir

Antonina Cherpak on May 14, 2010

Why is he looking down?

Tihomir Gržinčić on May 16, 2010

Спасибі Antonina для відвідування! The athletes in ancient Greece exercised and competed naked and the oiling of the body was the key ritual in preparation for exercising or competing. After exercising or competing, before washing they would scrape the layer of oil, sand and sweat off their bodies with the strigil (Gr. stlengis, Lat. strigilus). Just as the oil vessel (Gr. aryballos) and the strigil became the symbolic equipment of the athlete, so the procedure of scraping the body (Gr. apoxyesis) was translated into the celebrated and much-loved depiction of the athlete in Greek art - in his role as Apoxyomenos, the scraper. The Croatian Apoxyomenos, is an athlete who has just completed his bout or his exercise and is shown at a moment of relaxation when he is totally intent on cleaning his body.

Привітання, Tihomir

愛 Sylvietsak 女 on May 20, 2010

Thanks for a sharing this good photo of a beautiful sculpture...Thanks for the information too...

Have a nice day...Regards


Tihomir Gržinčić on May 21, 2010

Thank you Sylvie for your visit and comment! :)

Greetings, Tihomir

H. Lotfi-Azad on June 2, 2010

Very beautiful sculpture, nice capture!

Cheers, Lotfi

Fabrizio Fi on June 5, 2010

Bella foto.. Interessante..

Tihomir Gržinčić on June 6, 2010

Thank you Lotfi and Fabrizio for your visit and comment!

Greetings, Tihomir

D. VERDU on June 15, 2010

Muy bonitas tus fotos,buenas imagenes, Saludos desde Alicante (España).

Tihomir Gržinčić on June 20, 2010

Muchas gracias Domingo por tu visita y comentario!

Saludos, Tihomir

duskom on May 12, 2011

L 2 - kad će taj u M. Lošinj ??

« Previous12Next »

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 5, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tihomir Gržinčić
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
    • Taken on 2010/05/01 12:07:20
    • Exposure: 0.017s
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO74
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash