Apollo Belvedere bust
Public Art : Apollo Belvedere bust
Description : You would be excused for not
recognising this bust as being that of Apollo (the Greek god of the sun), considering it no longer has a face but
yes this marble bust is a copy of the Apollo Belvedere which is currently residing in the Vatican Museum in
Gifted by: The marble bust of Apollo Belvedere
and also Hercules were donated by a well known Melbourne solicitor,
politician and newspaper owner Theordore Fink after he purchased it during a trip to Rome.
Date Unveiled: The bust of Apollo was unveiled in
Location: Main entrance to the Queen Victoria
Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
Trivia : The Apollo Belvedere bust was the
last classical statuary copy placed in a Melbourne public garden. They don't do copies no more.