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Figurine of Apollo

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Apollo's hair is done in a knot on the top of the head, a style of wearing the hair known best from the Apollo Belvedere or the Apollo Giustiniani. His arms are broken off just below the shoulders. They were made separately and joined. Cast solid. Tiber (brownish yellow) patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records he was told by Count Tyszkiewicz that this bronze had been found in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 093; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.674

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture