The Apollo Belvedere or Apollo of the Belvederealso called the Pythian Apollois a celebrated marble sculpture from Classical Antiquity. The Apollo is now thought to be a Roman copy of Hadrianic date ca.
120140of a lost bronze original made between 350 and 325 BC by the Greek sculptor Leochares. It was rediscovered in central Italy in the late 15th century, during the Italian Renaissance, and in 1511 placed on semi-public display in the Vatican Palace, where it remains. From the mid-18th century it was considered the greatest ancient sculpture by ardent neoclassicists, and for centuries epitomized ideals of aesthetic perfection for Europeans and westernized parts of the world.
It is now in the Cortile del Belvedere of the Pio-Clementine Museum of the Vatican Museums complex. The Greek god Apollo is depicted as a standing archer having just shot an arrow.
Although there is no agreement as to the precise narrative detail being depicted, the conventional view has been that he has just slain the serpent Python, the chthonic serpent guarding Delphimaking the sculpture a Pythian Apollo. Alternatively, it may be the slaying of the giant Tityos, who threatened his mother Leto, or the episode of the Niobids. The alabaster is a stone, a transparent, valuable type of marble which, in powder form, blends with resins and other ingredients to give the statues a very smooth and detailed surface. The strict selection of raw materials and their special treatment give our products a unique result.
The item "Greek God Apollo Bust Head, Greek Statue, Handmade Sculpture, 53cm /20.87in" is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "oinotropous" and is located in Irakleio. This item can be shipped worldwide.