(b. ca. 1460, Mantova, d. 1528, Mantova)

The Belvedere Apollo

Bronze, partly gilded, height 45,5 cm
Liebieghaus, Frankfurt

This is one of the artist's bronze statuettes after antique originals, always highly worked and often with gold and silver inlays and rich gilding. There are two other copies of this Apollo, one in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and another in the Cà d'Oro, Venice.

The copy in the Liebighause is the earliest), for which Antico had to reconstruct the statue's missing arm (not restored on the original marble until later).