Statuette of Apollo and Olympos

Imperial Period


Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Apollo Musagetes stands on square, angled support, against a column, kythara in his left hand, right arm and hand held slightly away from body. He is wreathed and wears a long, belted peplos. At his feet, on the left, a small figure of Olympos in Phrygian costume (pointed cap, cloak tunic, and trousers), kneels on left knee. In the front panel of the support, two holes for attachment, perhaps to a wagon; lower right corner, broken off. Green and gray patina.


1989, exhibited, "Ars and Texnh" (Atlantis Antiquities), no. 19. November 27, 1990, Hesperia Arts Auction, Ltd, pt. 1, lot 32. By 1991, Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 (Art of the Ancient World VI, part 2, May 1991, no. 29); by 1993: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1993)

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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg