STATUE OF APOLLON

Dimensions
115 x 36 x 33 cm
Date
early 20th century
Period
Material
Inventory
Ag.360
ID
Hyp-6432
References
Hekler, Gipszgyűjtemény, no. 45

This plaster cast is the copy of one of the few large, intact bronze statues to survive from antiquity. It represents Apollon, whose outstretched hands may once have held his characteristic objects, a bow and a patera. According to the inscription engraved on the left foot, the statue was given to Athena as a votive offering. It was created by sculptors from Rhodes; perhaps it stood in the cultic centre of the island, the sanctuary of Athena in Lindos. The statue nicely illustrates how Hellenistic sculptors elaborated on the subject of the Archaic kouros. Apollon steps forward with his left foot, but the hands are not held close to the body as on the kouros figures.