Apollo Statue Bronze Patina finished of Piraeus replica sculpture- God of Sun or God of Light this Apollo statue is unique in that it shows some ancient Egyptian style of sculpting. The formality Egyptian archaic style is seen in the one foot forward, erect body and arms close to the sides of this Apollo statue.The welcoming arms and down cast humble eyes gives us the Greek confluence of both cultures attributed this statue of Apollo.This Apollo statue was found at Piraeus, a seaport in Athens in 1959. It is the oldest monumental bronze statue to come down to us from antiquity of the god of sun. Apollo at Piraeus a little history about this Apollo statue of the god of sun, god of light. Workmen found statues while excavating a street for the purpose of laying a sewer line in 1959 at Piraeus. There were five great bronze statues, of which the Apollo statue of Piraeus was one, and three marble statues laid neatly together. It has been determined that they were created during different periods of Greek history from the sixth century BC to the first century BC. It was surmised that they had been brought to Piraeus from some sanctuary in the Mediterranean by the Romans on their way to Rome.They found fragments of burned timbers buried with the statues and it seemed to indicate that they had been temporarily stored in a dock side warehouse that burned and the statues sunk in the mire beneath the building.Among the bronze sculptures were this Apollo statue and one of Athena, both of superhuman sizes.This Apollo statue gives us a subtle hint into the sculpting crossover between ancient Egyptian influence and that of the Greek sculptors. This is the Apollo statue you want if you are a collector of Greek Gods. Placed on a marble column will enhance its presence in any room or foyer, especially since this is the mythological god of sun, god of light. THIS CANNOT BE SHIPPED INTERNATIONAL DUE TO HOW FRAGILE IS IT!