|Collection:||Delos Archaeological Museum, Temenos of Apollo at Delos, and London, British Mu|
|Title:||Apollo of the Naxians|
|Findspot:||Found at Delos|
|Summary:||Votive dedication of a kouros, probably a statue of Apollo, by the Naxians to Delos|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue: kouros|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 580 BC - ca. 570 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. restored 8.5-10.0 m. Torso: H. (neck to waist) 2.20 m; H. (waist to below buttocks) H. 1.20 m; circ. (waist) 2.76. Base (in situ): L. 3.47 m; W. 5.15 m; H. 0.70 m|
Subject Description: This belted (but otherwise nude) male figure seems to have had a large head, long neck, and sloping shoulders. Eight locks of hair seem to have fallen down the back where they terminated in a horizontal line comprised of spiral curls.
Form & Style: The form is simple, barely modeled, almost certainly a representative work of the Naxian school of sculptors.
The torso is comprised of two pieces in situ at the Temenos of Apollo, part of the left hand (
The surface of the fragments in situ are inscribed also with graffiti--the names of moderm travellers. The exposed surfaces are extremely weathered.
Material Description: Coarse-grained island marble (probably Naxian)
A hexagonal insertion mark in the upper surface of the plinth is visible.
Drill holes on the chest (four on the left and two on the right) indicate that locks of hair may have been made of metal (perhaps later additions).
Inscription: The inscribed statue base (in situ). On the east side (probably original) is inscribed:
Collection History: Drawn by traveller S. de Vries in 1673 showing the entire head. It has been noted by modern travellers since ca. 1420 (when Bondelmonte saw the statue lying on the ground) and has been despoiled since then.