"Seated Apollo" Statue Back on Display at Uffizi Gallery

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 02:00

The Roman statue of the Apollo Seduto (Seated Apollo) is back on display at the Uffizi Gallery after a difficult restoration process.

The sculpture, dating to the first century AD, is a replica of a Hellenistic statue of the third or second century BC.

It could be one of the first artworks to have become part of the collections of the Uffizi, probably in 1597. References to the statues have in fact been found in several ancient documents and inventories.

Its restoration, headed by Anne Katrin Potthoff Sapia, was complex due to the different types of marble, as many as ten, that make up the various parts of the statue.

The restoration was funded by Italia Nostra (Our Italy), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of the country’s historical, artistic and environmental heritage.

The Apollo Seduto can be admired in the First Corridor of the Uffizi Gallery.