Bust Of The Apollo Belvedere Reproduction of (4th century). There were twelve great gods of ancient Greece but the most widely worshipped was the handsome Apollo. He was the god of light and of youth and manly beauty. He was also the god of prophesy and for a thousand years emperors and leaders came to the oracle of Delphi, housed in his temple, to hear prophesies which shaped the history of the Mediterranean world. Apollo was the son of Zeus and the twin brother of Artemis whom the Romans called Diana. The bust is made from the full figure which experts now consider to have been the work of Leochares. The nobility of classical features and the keen lifelike gaze have caused this to be one of the most generally admired of ancient masterpieces. The statue occupies a special niche known as the Gabietto dell' Apollo in the Vatican. The figurines are composed of alabaster dust mixed with a durable binding compound, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of Italy's Egregia Workshop. Mounted on a solid alabaster base.Hermes, the messenger of the gods, is one of the most revered images in Greek art. Our classic replica bust is faithfully replicated in Bonded Alabaster Marble to capture the original sculptural character and to add classical style to your home gallery. This base may vary in color since it is a natural stone.