Grand Tour Italian marble of Apollo Belvedere.

Grand Tour Italian marble of Apollo Belvedere.
Italian antique Grand Tour Carrera marble of the Apollo Belvedere. Italian circa 1880. 26.5 inches high by 16 inches wide by 8 inches deep ( 66.25 cms by 40 cms by 20 cms). 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.

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