Figurine of Apollo
about 6th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 179; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This figure of Apollo was probably the handle of a vase or cista or situla. From the head rises a palmette ornament. He stands on a small, rectangular plinth, with a rivet-hole in the center. The hair is long, and falls in a solid mass (details incised) on the back. The left hand held a staff, now missing. Thick green and dark brown patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in London); 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