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Apollo of Veii
Detail of the head
Year c. 520 - 550 BCE
Type Terracotta
Location National Etruscan Museum, Rome

The Apollo of Veii is an over-life-size painted terracotta Etruscan statue of Apollo from Veii of c. 550 - 520 BC, in the 'international' Ionic or late-archaic Etruscan style. It was discovered in 1916, and is now on show in the National Etruscan Museum.

It was probably made by Vulca, the only Etruscan artist whose name is known. It was part of a scene of Apollo and Heracles contending over the Ceryneian Hind, 12 metres above the ground on beams on the acroterion of the Portonaccio Sanctuary of Minerva. The statue is dressed in a tunic and short cloak, advancing towards the left with the right arm outstretched and bent (the statue's left arm is towards the ground and may have held a bow).


  • Spivey, Nigel. Etruscan Art. London: Thames and Hudson.  

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