Figurine of a youth or Apollo (?)
about 510–500 B.C.
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution