Statue of Penelope

The marble statue of Penelope - a life-size statue in the Severe Style - was excavated in Persepolis by the Oriental Institute of Chicago in 1945.
It is speculated that the artifact was taken by king Xerxes after the sacking of Athens.
The headless statue lay scattered in three fragments in the ruins of the Persepolis which recalls the destruction of Persepolis by Alexander the Great in 330 BC. The statue is currently on display at the National Museum of Iran.

Penelope is a character of Homer’s Odyssey, one of the two great epic poems of ancient Greek literature.

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