The foot of Zeus

"The marble foot encapsulated one aspect of a remarkable, disorienting dig deep in Central Asia"

By Llewelyn Morgan  

©Zardasht is Zoroaster

The foot is as beautiful as a foot can be, which it turns out is very beautiful. It is a left forefoot, strictly speaking, a piece of marble 21 cm across and 27 cm from its perfectly modelled toes to the strap of its sandal. “The sculptor worked well à la grecque,” wrote its excavator, Paul Bernard, “and I would go so…

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