The Greek god Apollo was worshipped as the god of music, which is why he is holding a musical instrument called a lyre. He was also worshiped as the god of the Sun, especially by the Romans, and was a god of healing. Apollo is the father of Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine.
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A sculpture in the round representing human or animal figures or small figure groups; a statuette is a smaller sculpture.