Figurine of a youth
about 550–520 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 178; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Apollo stands with hands on hips, feet planted firmly on a small plinth. Anatomical details are rendered in simple, summary fashion. A long, cylindrical projection from the back of the head shows that the figure was attached to something. There are traces of other attachments at the top of the head and the back of the base. Even, greenish patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Naples); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund