User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Figurine of Apollo (?)

Start collecting

There is a thick mass of hair around the face. The extended right hand holds a patera, and the left holds the end of the cloak which goes around the neck, over both shoulders. Smooth light-green patina, with hard (calcium) earth deposit on much of the surface.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Late Republic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 156; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.615

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture