Tehran, 9/13/2015, IRNA – The statues of Penelope and her three Roman counterparts will be on display at a Tehran museum on the first day of the tourism week, says the chairman of Iran’s National Museum.
The life-size marble statue of Penelope along with its Roman counterparts will be brought to Iran late September.
‘We made consultations and coordination about the exhibition of Penelope statue, and decided to use the Iran Bastan Museum as a venue to display them,’ said Jebrael Nokandeh.
‘The display of Penelope statues and its Roman counterparts is a special event,’ he said.
‘As it is the first time historical works of art are owed to Iran to be displayed in Iran’s National Museum.’
Penelope statue, excavated in Persepolis in 1945, is one of the historical objects held in the Iran Bastan Museum. It was lend to a museum in Italy six months ago to be exhibited in the European country.
Now after returning to Iran along with her three sisters it will be on display most probably late in September.
Penelope is a character of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, one of the two great epic poems of ancient Greek literature. Penelope is the wife of the main character, the king of Ithaca, Odysseus (also known as Ulysses), and the daughter of Icarius and his wife Eurynome.