Apollo of Veii

Apollo of Veii, 520 BCE, The Etruscans
180 cm

Apollo of Veii is an Ancient Etruscan Terracotta Artifact created between 550 BCE and 520 BCE. It lives at the National Etruscan Museum, Rome in Italy. The image is tagged Apollo, Deities and Gods and Sculpture. Source

This life-size terracotta figure is Apollo, dressed in a fine tunic and with the long elegant curls of the divine. He extends his hand, to Heracles negotiation the ownership of a legendary deer with golden horns. The figure is what is known as an acroterion, an ornament placed on a flat base, in this case, at the top of the Portonaccio sanctuary in the Etruscan city of Veii, near Rome.

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