Mantiklos "Apollo"

Unknownabout 700 B.C. - 675 B.C.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA, United States

The inscription on this figure's legs reads: Mantiklos dedicated me as a tithe to the Far Shooter, the bearer of the Silver Bow. You, Phoebus, give something pleasing in return. The figure may have held either a silver bow and arrow (making him a representation of the god Apollo) or a shield and spear (possibly making him an image of the man Mantiklos). The figure's stylized form places it at the transition between Geometric-period rigidity and the muscularity of the early Archaic period.


  • Title: Mantiklos "Apollo"
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 700 B.C. - 675 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: h203 mm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • External Link: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/mantiklos-apollo-152660
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Period, era, dynasty, reign: Late Geometric or Early Orientalizing Period
  • City, state, country: Boiotia, Thebes, Greece

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