Statuette of Apollo (Front)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Solid-cast bronze statuette of a beardless male figure, likely Apollo. His left arm is upraised, the hand no longer remains. His right arm, held at his side, is missing from just above the elbow. He stands with his weight on his left leg, his right leg is slightly bent and off the ground. His head is turned up and to the left, and he wears his hair in a low bun. He is nude except for an animal skin worn across his chest and tied at his left shoulder. The surface is heavily weathered and corroded with blotches of bright green, dark red, black, and copper. Previously identified as Apollo Lykeios, a statue type that dates to the fourth century B.C. and typically portrays Apollo resting his right arm on his head.


  • Title: Statuette of Apollo (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2nd century B.C.
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Mythological figure
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 75.AB.17
  • Culture: East Greek
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Lenore Barozzi
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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