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Today being Friday I will not concentrate on a country, but instead look at a range of religious iconography.

The three Greek Gods are Praxiteles’ Hermes in Olympia, possibly the most beautiful of statues, Apollo from the Cyprus museum, and a stunning Greek River God Olganos up in Greek Macedonia, not heard of previously, whom I saw by chance in the little but lovely museum in Veroia.

But first are four depictions of Christ from Armenia and Azerbaijan, and then after Hermes four Buddha statues from Polonnaruwa and Budhuruvayaya and an exquisite one from Mulkirigala. Then after Apollo are depictions of Christ from Ecuador and Spain, and finally after the River God three Buddha images from Orissa.

Rajiva Wijesinha

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