Antique Italian patinated bronze sculpture of the Apollo Belvedere signed

A outstanding patinated Grand Tour bronze of "The Apollo Belvedere". Shewn with one arm outstretched holding up his cloak and with his other against a tree trunk. Lovely original patination to the bronze with some "bleeding" of the patination after many years of loving polishing. This is a fine cast and faithfully reproduces in almost every detail from the original 3rd century BC marble. The Apollo Belvedere or Apollo of the Belvedere , also called the Pythian Apollo is a celebrated marble sculpture from Classical Antiquity, probably Greek circa 300 BC. It was rediscovered in the late 15th century, during the Renaissance. From the mid-18th century, it was considered the greatest ancient sculpture by ardent neoclassicists and for centuries epitomized ideals of aesthetic perfection for Europeans and westernized parts of the world.depicts the Greek god Apollo, who has just overtaken the serpent Python, the cthonic serpent of Delphi. The arrow has just left his bow.His hair, lightly curled, flows in ringlets down his neck and rises gracefully to the summit of his head, which is encircled with the strophium, a band symbolic of gods and kings. His quiver is suspended across his left shoulder. Napoleon brought the Apollo back to France after his 1796 Italian campaign. Italy circa 1850. 17 inches high by 6 inch diameter base ( 42.5 cms by 15 cms).

Stock Number: 4437

Origin: Italy

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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