Antique Bronzed Terracotta Bust of Apollo

GBP 975.00

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Object Description

An antique bronzed terracotta bust of Apollo, after the antique. In Grand Tour style and a desirable scale, this bust would make a striking decorative piece for any period property, particularly for those looking to appreciate Italian history.

The original statue of The Apollo Belvedere, from which this bust is based, has been lost for many centuries. It is thought to have been depicted in bronze and created by 4th century BC Greek sculptor Leochares between 330 BC and 320 BC.

At over 120 years old, this bronzed terracotta depiction showcases a characterful time worn look accompanied by its handsome mahogany base.

The Apollo Belvedere

In terracotta, this iconic bust is showcased in stunning detail, depicting God of Roman and Greek mythology Apollo. According to Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo is considered the most loved of all gods, associated with a variety of themes including music, poetry, the bow, healing, and prophecy – just to name a few.

This bust is an ode to the lost bronze original of The Apollo Belvedere statue made centuries ago, where he is depicted in a classical pose having just released an arrow from a bow which he originally carried in his left hand.

While the lost bronze depiction of the Apollo Belvedere statue is considered the original, its marble depiction in the Vatican Museum is highly admired.

Believed to have been made during the 2nd century, it was rediscovered during the 14th century and once formed part of Pope Julius II’s private collection. These statues were transferred to the Vatican on his election where the marble depiction of the Apollo Belvedere has remained since the early 16th century.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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