Figurine of a youth or Apollo (?)

Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 029; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).


Height: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



There was an attribute or similar object in the figure’s left hand, for it is grasped around a circular hole. The right hand may have held something with a slightly thinner shaft. A bow and arrow comes to mind. The hair is bound by a fillet around the crown and is caught up in a double loop behind. Both feet are missing. Corroded. Dark green patina.


By date unknown: Forman Collection; by 1901: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1901); 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution