Figurine of Apollo

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
about 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund