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II. Statue Of Attalos

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The bronze statue of Attalos who established the first city and began the process of urbanization at Antalya as King of Pergamum, today has become a symbol of Antalya. The source of the name of the city, due to being an eponym of Antalya, this sculpture which was made in 2004 for Antalya Metropolitan Municipality was placed in the old city gate area, positioned opposite the historic Clock Tower in the small paved square with fountain. The square has begun to be calledby the public the AttalaosSquare through the erection of this statue. This statue was sculpted by the sculptor fromTurkmenistanian,MeretgulyÖwezov. The sculpture which is 2.60 mhigh, stands upon a base of travertine 1.40 m height. The upper body of the sculpture is naked and in its right hand it seems to be holding the scepter of the Goddess of Victory Nike. The model employed for the body of this sculpture was foundin an exhibit in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, while the model for its head was an example from the same museum but was from a different statue of King Attalos II.

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