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Figurine of Apollo

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Apollo stands with hands on hips, feet planted firmly on a small plinth. Anatomical details are rendered in simple, summary fashion. A long, cylindrical projection from the back of the head shows that the figure was attached to something. There are traces of other attachments at the top of the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Naples); 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

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 550–520 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 178; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.653

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture