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Mantiklos "Apollo"

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A votive statuette of Apollo evidenced by the inscription on the front of the thighs of this standing nude male figure; inscribed in archaic Boeotian characters "Mantiklos donated me as a tithe to the far shooter, the bearer of the Silver Bow. You, Phoebus (Apollo) give something pleasing in...

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Inscription

ΜΑΝΤΙΚΛΟΣΜΑΝΕΘΕΚΕFΕΚΑΒΟΛΟΙΑΡΓΥΡΟΤΟΧΣΟΙΤΑΣΔΕΚΑΤΑΣΤΥΔΕΦΟΙΒΕΔΙΔΟΙΧΑΡΙFΕΤΤΑΝΑΜΜΟΙ

Provenance

According to W. Fröhner, La Collection Tyszkiewicz (1897), p. 40: found in Thebes and sent to M. Hoffmann toward the end of 1894; by 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 133 (trouvée à Thèbes); by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Geometric or Early Orientalizing Period, about 700–675 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Thebes, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 015; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 047.

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

03.997

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture