Oval gem with standing Apollo
1st century A.D.
Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
‘Nicolo,’ blue on black. Intaglio. Flat front and back with outward front bezel. Apollo standing with weight on right leg, wears a cloak fastened around his neck that hangs down to his calves. At right, a base with molding and laurel garland, topped by a tripod; at left, a waist-high pillar; a bow case lies on the ground in front of the pillar. Apollo holds a lyre in his (unseen) left arm, while looking off to the right. He has a mature, muscular physique and a chubby face.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Italy.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution