19th century marble bust of the Apollo Belvedere
The Apollo Belvedere, also known as Apollo Pythian, is a famous marble statue dating back to the post-Hellenistic period (second half of the 2nd century AD) when the Romans had conquered all of Greece. It is still considered today for the harmony of its proportions one of the most beautiful works of all antiquity, an expression of the concept of “ideal beauty”.
The bust is carved in white marble.
Grand Tour period.
Second half of the 19th century.
The sculpture is very elegant and refined.
It has small defects due to wear over time.