Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART: Apollo Seated with a Lyre

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Apollo Seated with a Lyre
Alternate Title: 
Dea Roma
Image View: 
Detail from front left; all the white marble parts are replacements
Creator: 
Carlo Albacini (Italian restorer, active 1780-1807); unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location: 
repository: Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples, Campania, Italy) 6281
Location Note: 
Piazza Museo, 19; Farnese Collection
GPS: 
+40.853378+14.250486
Date: 
2nd century CE (creation); restored 1786-1789 (alteration)
Cultural Context: 
Roman (ancient)
Style Period: 
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1: 
sculpture (visual work)
Classification: 
Sculpture and Installations
Material: 
porphyry; white marble
Technique: 
carving (processes)
Subjects: 
deities; music; mythology (Classical); Apollo (Greek deity); Restoration and conservation
Description: 
The colossal statue portrays Apollo sitting on a rocky spur. All bare parts, namely the head and hands, as well as the lyre, were originally made of bronze and were replaced by Carlo Albacini with those visible today in white marble. Engravings and testimony of that period confirm that the statue represented a female subject, that is the personification of Rome (Dea Roma), before the restorer altered its features. The use of the original porphyry, for the intrinsic value of the material and for the exclusively imperial exploitation of quarries, suggests that the statue would be destined for a temple or a private residence of the emperor. Part of the Farnese Collection. (Source: Naples National Archaeological Museum [website]; https://www.museoarcheologiconapoli.it/en/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier: 
7A3-R-NAM-ASWL-A02
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.