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Figurine of Apollo or an orant

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This figure probably comes from the top of a cista. The left foot is slightly advanced. Both hands are raised, with palms outward. The hair falls to the top of the shoulder. The inner lines of the ears and the eyes are incised. Green patina, slightly crusty.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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, Late 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 180; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.655

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture