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Choiseul-Gouffier Apollo

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Choiseul-Gouffier Apollo
  • Description

    Marble statue of a young man or god. The man has lost his left hand, which was previously restored but now removed. On the tree stump are the remains of a fillet or strap sometimes identified as boxer's hand thongs. His hair is arranged in a style known as krobylos, with a braid of twisted hair or another material securing it all in place. There is a marble strut between the man's thigh and left wrist. Either an Apollo or athlete.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • AD 1 - 100 (Based on a Greek original of about 460 BC)
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.79 metres
    • Width: 650 millimetres (base only)
    • Depth: 420 millimetres (base only)
  • Curator's comments

    Roman copy of a Greek bronze statue of about 460 BC. Sometimes identified as a statue of a pugilist because of the strap on the tree-trunk and his broad, muscular chest.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 209 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G23

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Choiseul-Gouffier had acquired this statue from Jean-Baptiste Lebrun, art dealer and painter and husband of Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


Marble statue of Apollo.

Marble statue of Apollo.

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