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  • Bronze greek kotinos statue, the olive leaves Olympic games prize. Made of solid bronze casting greek kotinos olympic games prize, greek history ancient olympic games. The statue is mounted on black marble base.The Olive wreath a.k.a. kotinos was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games.

     

    It was basically a branch of the wild olive tree Kallistefanos Elea that grew at Olympia. It was usually intertwined to form a circle or a horse-shoe. The branches of the sacred wild-olive tree near the temple of Zeus were cut by a boy with a pair of golden scissors. Then he took them to the temple of Hera and placed them on a gold-ivory table. From there, the judges of the Olympic Game) would take them, make the wreaths and crown the winners of the Games.

    Greek kotinos statue, Olympic games prize, olive leaves bronze artifact

    SKU: S212100220101
    174,00 €Price
    • 📜 Condition: New, made in Greece
      📜 Materials: Solid Bronze
      📜 Dimensions: Width 25 cm (9.84 inches) – Height 22 cm (8.66 inches)
      📜 Technique: Bronze casting, museum-type oxidation
      📜 Weight: 0.80 kilos
      📜 Product code number: S212100220101

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