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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1784,0131.5

  • Description

    Parian marble. This colossal right foot was once part of a statue of several times life-size, a scale that in antiquity was only used for images of gods and emperors. It wears a sandal of an elaborate Greek type first seen in the fourth century BC. It is therefore likely that the foot belonged to the statue of a senior Olympian god, probably represented seated as a standing figure would have been more than five metres tall.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC-2ndC
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48.26 centimetres
    • Length: 88.9 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Described in register as being foot of Apollo but evidence for this not stated.Jenkins & Sloan 1996

    Presented to the Museum by Sir William in 1784, the sculpture arrived too late to be included in d'Hancarville's manuscript catalogue of 1778. It is one of two sculptures from Sir William's collection drawn by Francesco Progenie, a pupil of Pietro Fabris (See Jenkins & Sloan 1996, no. 44).

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  • Bibliography

    • Jenkins & Sloan 1996 133 bibliographic details
    • Sculpture 2109 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/od/nr171

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1784

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1784,0131.5

COMPASS Title: Colossal marble foot

Unknown

COMPASS Title: Colossal marble foot

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