Idealized head from an architectural setting, perhaps Apollo

Italic
Late Hellenistic
150 B.C. or later


Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.130

Medium or Technique

Tufa

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head from a pedimental group; the subject perhaps Apollo and the type based generally on the original of the Apollo Belvedere. Breaks and abrasions as visible; the surfaces are somewhat worn.
Although damaged, this “Apollo” conveys an excellent idea of the impact of Hellenistic style on the monumental carving of Italy northwest of Rome, presumably the region around Vulci, Tarquinia, or Cerveteri.

Provenance

By 1969: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (from the art market in Rome); loaned by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr., to MFA, March 27, 1969; 1973: estate of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.