Meaning of Belvedere Apollo in English:

Belvedere Apollo


  • A classical marble sculpture of Apollo formerly displayed in the Belvedere at the Vatican; = Apollo Belvedere"Apollo" noun 2a.

    The work is thought to be a Roman copy of a classical or Hellenistic Greek bronze. Since its discovery in the late 15th century it has frequently been regarded as a masterpiece and was for centuries widely considered to represent the aesthetic ideal of the male form.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Daniel Webb (c1719–1798), art critic.