Colossal marble statue of Apollo GR 1861.7-25.1 (Sculpture 1380): Detail, showing the lower portion

Creator:
unknown (Ancient Roman)
Published/Created:
Excavated by Lt. R.M. Smith, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom GR 1861.7-25.1, Sculpture 1380
ca. 100-199
Physical Description:
2.290 m (height)
Date Depicted:
5/24/2007
Materials:
marble
Notes:
This colossal marble statue came from the Temple of Apollo at Cyrene in modern Libya. The statue of Apollo was found broken into 121 pieces, laying near the large pedestal on which it had originally stood. The fragments were painstakingly removed from the site and reassembled in the British Museum. The Roman patrons who commissioned the statue were encouraged by the emperor Hadrian to celebrate their civic identity by evoking the city's Greek past.
Variant Titles:
Apollo holding a kithara
Topics:
Sculpture -- Roman -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Greco-Roman
Hellenistic
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
7A3-G-BM-AHK-A6
Genre:
sculpture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
deities; music; mythology (Classical); Apollo (Greek deity); archaeology; Performing arts; lyre; musical instrument; himation; serpent carving visual works; sculpture (visual work) Serpent and the lyre are both attributes of Apollo.
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Four
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/24/2007
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
London, England: British Museum
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10109532
PID:
digcoll:1859555