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Bronze statuette of Apollo

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/8 x 5/8 x 2 in. (11.1 x 1.6 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.91
Not on view
Apollo was a youthful god who presided over a wide variety of activities, from the initiation of boys into manhood to the utterance of oracles. His attributes were the bow and the lyre. This small figure, which would have been dedicated at the god's sanctuary, has a bow in the left hand and probably poured a libation from a phiale in the right hand.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1908. "New Accessions in the Classical Department: V. Miscellaneous Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(5): no. 1, pp. 89-90, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 60, pp. 41-42, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 51, 196, pl. 36d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Apollon, no. 434, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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