In front of the coast of Marsala, the saltworks, some small islands shake to form a lagoon: the Natural Reserve Islands of the Lagoon. Among these, the most important is Mothia.

His role in the story is not indifferent. Because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean, the Carthaginians they wanted to make their own commercial port. Unfortunately Mothia suffered the consequences of the struggle between Greeks and Carthaginians for the domain on Sicily. When it was attacked and destroyed by Dionysius of Syracuse, its inhabitants moved to the front of the promontory, and it is where today's Marsala.

The remains of its civilization and its thriving economic activity have been brought to light by a long series of archaeological excavations, Large island's pride, is the famous Giovinetto of fragments.
The white marble statue of Anatolia, 1.81 m high, missing limbs. Many are still doubts about the origin and the subject represented. The tunic and the complex hairstyle do however think of a person of high rank. The author, if not greek, however, was influenced by the "severe style" greek and had a plastic sense is not common. The proportions are harmonious and elegant. Very nice pleated tunic and well drawn on the body. Probably dates back to the fifth century. BC thanks to the work of Joseph Whitaker, who had previously purchased the island.



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