The Full Wiki

More info on Apollo of Veii

Apollo of Veii: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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).

Sources

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

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message