Votive plaque to Apollo

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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 expression in the tradition of sophisticated late classical Greek sculpture.

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