Tag Archive for Apollo

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…

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…

Statue of Apollo

Inv. Scu 648 This statue is a replica of the famous Apollo made by Phidias in the Kassel style. This style was common in the fifth century B.C. and is sometimes called the severe style.  Ancient sculptors struggled to depict…