Apollo of Veio

National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia


This was part of a sculptural group that adorned the roof of the tuscan temple of Minerva in  Portonaccio, near Veio, created to scale between 510 and 490 B.C. The style represents a total divergence from the grecian sculpture of the time. It was found during digs in the area in  1916, perfectly intact.