Helikon: the personification of a mountain

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Representation of Mount Helikon © David Gill

A relief found in 1889 in the sanctuary of the Muses at Thespiai in Boeotia represents Mount Helikon as an old bearded man. The sculpture dates to the Hellenistic period. Inscriptions show that it was dedicated by Amphikritos to the Muses.

Athens, National Museum inv. 1455 (Kaltsas cat. no. 640). Jamot Paul. Stèle votive trouvée dans l’hiéron des Muses. Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 14, 1890: 546-551.

DOI : 10.3406/bch.1890.3873

www.persee.fr/doc/bch_0007-4217_1890_num_14_1_3873

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