Hadrian's Villa, Roman art

Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Marble statue of Apollo holding a lyre

This week's sculpture from Hadrian's Villa is a marble statue of Apollo (Apollo Citharoedus). It was found on the site of the round Temple of Venus (tholos) by the 18th century owner of the Villa, Conte Giuseppe Fede. The god is depicted with his attributes; the lyre and the sacred snake Python. The tree trunk around… Continue reading Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Marble statue of Apollo holding a lyre