Figurine of a youth or Apollo (?)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 029; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7481

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

There was an attribute or similar object in the figure’s left hand, for it is grasped around a circular hole. The right hand may have held something with a slightly thinner shaft. A bow and arrow comes to mind. The hair is bound by a fillet around the crown and is caught up in a double loop behind. Both feet are missing. Corroded. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Forman Collection; by 1901: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1901); 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution