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Ivory statue of Apollo, Roman, 200 BCE-300 CE

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The Greek god Apollo was worshipped as the god of music, which is why he is holding a musical instrument called a lyre. He was also worshiped as the god of the Sun, especially by the Romans, and was a god of healing. Apollo is the father of Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Roman Republic and Empire

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