Head of Apollo
White Greek marble. Roman copy dating from the imperial period after an attic statue from the 4th century BCE.
Height 29 cm.
Inv. No. 553.Rome, Roman National Museum

Head of Apollo.

White Greek marble. Roman copy dating from the imperial period after an attic statue from the 4th century BCE.
Height 29 cm.
Inv. No. 553.

Rome, Roman National Museum
(Roma, Museo nazionale romano)

Origin:
From the stadium of Domitianus on the Palatine hill, Rome.
Description:
This head shows similarities with the Apollo of Anzio. The root of the neck, partially conserved, allows us to deduce that the head was turned slightly to the right. The abundant hair, waving towards the top of the head, parted in the middle of the forehead, frames the brow, making it appear relatively narrow and almost rectangular. The eyes are oval with flattish lids, the curves of which are accentuated towards the outside. The eyes, partially closed, looking down, and the mouth with its sensual lips slightly open, give the face a dreamy and melancholic look.
M. Devillers
Literature:
J. Papadopoulos, Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Sculture (Rome, 1979) no. 54 pp. 65—66.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: Olympism in antiquity. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 67 cat. no. 10.
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
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