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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Marble statue of the so-called Apollo Lykeios

Period:
Mid-Imperial, Hadrianic or Antonine
Date:
A.D. 130–161
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. with plinth 80 in. (203.2 cm.)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1903
Accession Number:
03.12.15
  • Description

    Copy of a Greek bronze of the mid-4th century B.C. often attributed to Praxiteles
    Right ankle and foot, right knee and area above and below, left kneecap and foot, tree trunk, and base are modern restorations.

    This statue is a Roman version of a famous statue of Apollo that stood in the Lyceum, a large outdoor gymnasium just outside the walls of Athens. The Roman writer Lucian described the work as Apollo resting after his labors, with his right arm resting on his head. This copy was part of a collection of ancient sculpture made by the Marquese Vincenzo Giustiniani in the first third of the seventeenth century in Rome. The stance is somewhat awkward as the legs were restored from numerous pieces.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 140, 275, pl. 115d.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 105, pp. 67-68, pls. 85a-c.

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