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Apollo the Python-Slayer

Apollo the Python-Slayer

c. 350 BC

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attributed to Praxiteles

(Greek, c. 400BC-c. 330BC)

Bronze, copper and stone inlay

Overall: 25.9 x 8.8 x 8.7 cm (10 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Weight: 2.22 kg

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2004.30.b


Did you know?

Apollo, son of Zeus and Leto, is depicted as an adolescent rather than a mature god.


This bronze hand comes from a sculpture of Apollo formerly known as "Sauroktonos," or lizard-slayer, is attributed to the renowned Greek sculptor Praxiteles. The survival of an original bronze sculpture attributed to a known artist in ancient Greece is extraordinarily rare. This sculptor is otherwise known only from Roman marble copies of his works.

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