Cast of the bronze Apollo from Piombino

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  • Catalogue text

    Paris, Louvre, inv. 61.

    Said to have been found in the sea off Piombino in Tuscany (at ancient Populonia, Etruria), Italy, in the first decades of the 19th century. Acquired by the Louvre in 1834.

    Statue of a naked youth in archaic style, with long hair tied back, finished as a stylized flower held by fillet, and arranged in two rows of stylized curls over the forehead. Inscription on foot: ATHANAIA DEKATAN, ‘To Athena as a tithe’. A second inscription on a lead strip was found inside the statue with its makers’ names (reported by Jeffery in Ridgway, 1967): Menodotos of Tyre and [.....]phon of Rhodes.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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