This very fine sculpture shows Herakles as an archer. He has a quiver and scabbard, and was probably shown drawing his bow. The scale and pose suggest that he originally stood in a pediment. The subject and treatment of the drapery clearly reflect Greek influence; indeed, the archer strongly recalls his counterpart in the west pediment of the temple of Aphaia at Aegina.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios
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