Daily Archives: February 24, 2013

The Apollo Belvedere (HUM303/ HUM425)

A Roman copy of the original bronze statue, thought to have been cast by Leochares, now on display in the Vatican. Here is a close-up of the head:

ApolloBelvedere

The full sculpture was damaged– penis and both forearms broken off– though subsequent copies restored these elements, some artists going so far as to provide the Apollo with a fig leaf to cover his genitals.

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