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Apollo with Zither
Roman Sculptor
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Apollo with Zither

175 - 200. White marble.
Room 072

This statue is a Roman copy of a late Hellenistic statue (c. 100 B. C.) which, in turn, was inspired by the main statue of the temple of Apollo Sosianus in Rome, made by the Athenian sculptor Timarchides (c. 150 B. C.). The god is represented as the guide of the muses and the source of divine inspiration, playing his favourite instrument with his (now lost) right hand.


Technical data

Inventory number
Roman Sculptor
Apollo with Zither
175 - 200
White marble
Height: 110 cm; Width: 46 cm; Base/bottom: 30 cm
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 121, lám. LVIII-II, n.155.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Madrid, 1923, pp. 49.

Blanco, Antonio, Catálogo de la escultura, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1957, pp. 92.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº155.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1999, pp. 112.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, II, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 246-248.

Mitologia i creació :el poeta i els seus déus a l' Antiguita..., Fundació '' La Caixa'', Barcelona, 2005.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 733.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in black. On the front

Exhibitions +

El poeta y sus dioses. La mitología de la inspiración creadora
09.05.2006 - 23.07.2006

El poeta y sus dioses. La mitología de la inspiración creadora
14.02.2006 - 17.04.2006

Location +

Room 072 (On Display)

Update date: 24-01-2023 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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