Antique Grand Tour alabaster bust of Apollo on socle.

A good antique Italian alabaster bust taken from the statue of the Apollo Belvedere. This is a fine sculpture and faithfully reproduces 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. 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. Napoleon brought the Apollo back to France after his 1796 Italian campaign. Italian circa 1890. The bust sits on the socle and is detachable and will rotate on the socle. This bust is the pair to the bust of Hermes. 14.5 inches high by 9.5 inches wide with 5 inch diameter socle (36.5 cm by 23.75 cm by 12.5 cm).

Stock Number: 4909

Price: SOLD

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