Figurine of a youth

Italic
Archaic Period
about 550–520 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 178; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.653

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund