Votive plaque to Apollo

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
3rd–4th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 131.


Height x width: 13 x 23.4 cm (5 1/8 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Inscribed: (Greek inscription to be added) “Markos Antonis Silvanos of the 22nd legion dedicated [this plaque in fulfillment of a] vow to the greatest of the gods, Apollo of gentle mind.” As in the folk art of Asia Minor, Apollo is shown as a rider god, but he has a languidly detatched expression in the tradition of sophisticated late classical Greek sculpture.


By date unknown: originally from Asia Minor or Syria; dates unknown: private collections in New York and Boston; by 1978: with Summa Galleries, Inc., P.O. Box 6428, 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; purchased by MFA from Summa Galleries, Inc., May 11, 1983

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund