This over-lifesize figure depicts a bearded man making an offering. He wears an ornate wreath of ivy leaves, flowers, and laurel sprays, and holds a libation bowl (phiale) in his right hand and a box and a small branch in his left. He wears a chiton and has a himation draped over his left shoulder—attire that in classical Greece would have been more appropriate for a woman, since men were usually represented in heroic or athletic nudity. The right forearm of the statue is modern.
From the Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios
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