Idealized head from an architectural setting, perhaps Apollo
150 B.C. or later
Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Head from a pedimental group; the subject perhaps Apollo and the type based generally on the original of the Apollo Belvedere. Breaks and abrasions as visible; the surfaces are somewhat worn.
Although damaged, this “Apollo” conveys an excellent idea of the impact of Hellenistic style on the monumental carving of Italy northwest of Rome, presumably the region around Vulci, Tarquinia, or Cerveteri.
By 1969: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (from the art market in Rome); loaned by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr., to MFA, March 27, 1969; 1973: estate of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.; bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 13, 1974
Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.