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Marble torso of the so-called Apollo Lykeios

Mid-Imperial, Hadrianic or Antonine
A.D. 130–161
Marble, Island
H. 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1903
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
Copy of a Greek bronze statue of the mid-4th century B.C. often attributed to Praxiteles

This torso was part of the collection of antiquities assembled in Rome by the Marquess Vincenzo Giustiniani during the first third of the seventeenth century. As was the custom during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, contemporary sculptors carved the missing parts and added them to what remained of the ancient statue. This torso was mistakenly restored as Dionysos instead of Apollo. The seventeenth-century additions were removed when it came to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 140, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 106, p. 68, pls. 85d-f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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