Thanks Philippe for your visit! :-)
U Zadru će biti do kraja 10. mjeseca u Muzeju antičkog stakla! :)
Greetings/ Pozdrav, Tihomir
Why is he looking down?
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.
Thanks for a sharing this good photo of a beautiful sculpture...Thanks for the information too...
Have a nice day...Regards
Thank you Sylvie for your visit and comment! :)
Very beautiful sculpture, nice capture!
Bella foto.. Interessante..
Thank you Lotfi and Fabrizio for your visit and comment!
Muy bonitas tus fotos,buenas imagenes, Saludos desde Alicante (España).
Muchas gracias Domingo por tu visita y comentario!
L 2 - kad će taj u M. Lošinj ??
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Photo taken in Zadar, Croatia
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