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|Polygyros, Halkidiki, Greece
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The Six Fountains (Έξι Βρύσες, Exi Vrises) at the park in the centre of Polygyros
|This unusually designed row of arched water fountains bears a plaque dating it to 20th July 1882.
Dedicatory plaque on the fountain,
dated 20th July 1882.
© David John
Water springs from the wall of the six fountains
One of the row of three reliefs on the fountain facade.
The reliefs, replicas of well-known ancient Greek reliefs depicting leisure activities,
are now badly damaged and eroded. This one is a copy of a famous image of a
dog and cat being confronted with each other by their seated owners.
The original is in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens (see photo below).
The original relief on the marble base of a funerary kouros statue, which is
thought to have stood on the grave of an athlete. Pentelic marble, about 510 BC.
Found in the Kerameikos, Athens, it had been built into the Themistokleian Wall.
National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Inv. No. 3476.
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