Tag Archive for Apollo

Torso of Dionysus

Inv. Scu 1113 Dionysus is depicted as a young man, in the god’s typical effeminate stance and with a languid, dreamy expression. His raised right arm is bent so that his hand rests delicately on his head, which is slightly…

Statue of Apollo

Inv. Scu 648 In this work, Apollo is shown nude and stands upright with his weight carried on the left leg. His left leg and foot are slightly advanced, as if the god were taking a step forward. His right…

Lower section of colossal statue

Inv. Scu 56 The fragmented colossal statue, usually interpreted as a female figure, could actually depict Apollo Citharoedus and therefore be integrated with a cithara on its left arm. As a matter of fact, the Doric peplos, which is typical…

Marsyas hanging on a tree

Inv. Scu 1077 The monumental statue represents the silen Marsyas hanging on a tree, waiting to be flayed upon order by Apollo . The work stands out for the pathos expressed by the silen, seen both in the features of…

Statue of Apollo Citharede

Inv. Scu 736 Statue of Apollo holding a large cithara (lyre). The god is nude except for a mantle thrown over his left shoulder; he is caught in a pause of his musical activities and he is gazing into the…

Statue of Niobids

Inv. Scu 254 The sculpture depicts one of the children of Niobe, slain by Apollo; it was part of a group that depicted the massacre of the Niobids, the original of which has sometimes been attributed to Skopas. The face…

Colossal Statue of Apollo Citharoedus

Inv. Scu 628 The god Apollo is represented naked, with the exception of a himation (cloak) that falls in full-bodied folds and covers the lower half of the figure. The figure carries its weight on the right leg, while stepping…

Diana and Endymion

Inv. Pc 149 The artist painted this work for his friend Bonaventura Argenti, musician of the Cappella Pontificia, about 1660. The delicate subject is taken from the Dialogues of the Gods, by Lucianus: the shepherd Endymion obtains eternal youth from…