This month’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a marble statue of Apollo holding the kithara (Apollo Citharoedus) from the Temple of Venus (Casino Fede).
Apollo is depicted with his attributes, the kithara and the sacred snake Python. The tree trunk around which the snake is wrapped is inscribed with the words “Apollonios made it”.
Circa 150 AD (during the reign of Antoninus Pius), restored c. 1790. Item number IN 1632.
This statue is on display in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Copenhagen.