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Broken Apollo statue from House D in Apollonia, now exhibited in the Eastern portico of the Ardenica Monastery, an Eastern Orthodox monastery near Apollonia, Fier, Albania. Apollo leans on the Delphic tripod, encoiled with a serpent, and holds a lyre and tortoise shell. This is the Pythian Apollo, patron of Delphi, oracle and master of artistic contests. The monastery was founded in 1282 by Andronikos II Palaiologos and is dedicated to the Byzantine victory over the Angevins in Berat during...
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