The statue represents Grgur (his first name) of Nin (the city), an early medieval bishop. A symbol of Croatian nation and statehood status. It is located in front of the one of the four gates that lead to the square shaped ancient palace. These are the Golden Doors, though I noticed only stone. And some bored Roman soldiers.
If you rub and lick his foot you get a free wish. I desired a new edition of a craft beer in my backpack. Still waiting, but I’m giving him some slack since he gets more requests than @randowhale.
Twelve Sphinx were brought to Split from the Ancient Egypt. Only one has its head attached. Christians in the early days liked to decapitate stone sculptures that they didn’t like. At least they didn’t blow it up into million pieces.
It makes me happy and sad at the same time. The transience of culture. Egyptian religion disappeared and the Roman Polytheism took over, a few centuries later Christians started their own party. Different works of art paint one eclectic image. It is one of the most impressive ideas Split has to offer."πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει" καὶ "δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης" "Everything changes and nothing remains still ... and ... you cannot step twice into the same stream"
-By Heraclitus, famous Greek philosopher (around 500 BC)
I did some research and found the pieces of the remaining Sphynxes.The sphinx on the Peristyle Square in black granite.
Feel free to chip it with a beer bottle or smother it with your hugging expertise. We don’t keep it under lock and key or behind glass. This priceless piece of art dated 1450 BC is left to fend for itself an...