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Torso of Apollo or Dionysos figurine

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Torso of Apollo or Dionysos. Body much in the attitude of Praxiteles' Hermes, but the right arm was dropped, the left raised. Head, both arms and parts of both legs are missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor

Dimensions

11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7645

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture