Title: Apollo Sauroktonos
Summary: Youthful Apollo leaning against a tree trunk, about to kill a lizzard
Sculptor: Literary attestation to Praxiteles
Material: Bronze
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: Hollow cast
Original or Copy: Original (lost)
Date: ca. 350 BC
Scale: Life-size
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description:

According to Pliny, Apollo holds an arrow to aim at a lizzard creeping up on him. This composition is depicted in several copies.

Condition: Lost

Sources Used: Pollitt 1990, 85; A. Ajootian in Palagia & Pollitt 1996, 116-22; Richter 1954, 68 no. 107

Other Bibliography: Richter 1970d, figs. 720-23