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Votive plaque to Apollo

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Inscribed: (Greek inscription to be added) "Markos Antonis Silvanos of the 22nd legion dedicated [this plaque in fulfillment of a] vow to the greatest of the gods, Apollo of gentle mind." As in the folk art of Asia Minor, Apollo is shown as a rider god, but he has a languidly detatched...

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Provenance

By date unknown: originally from Asia Minor or Syria; dates unknown: private collections in New York and Boston; by 1978: with Summa Galleries, Inc., P.O. Box 6428, 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; purchased by MFA from Summa Galleries, Inc., May 11, 1983

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 131.

Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 23.4 cm (5 1/8 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.222

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture