Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Apollo Belvidere [Bel’-ve-dear’].

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Apollo Belvidere [Bel’-ve-dear’].
A marble statue, supposed to be from the chisel of the Greek sculptor Cal’amis, who flourished in the fifth ante-Christian era. It represents the god holding a bow in his left hand, and is called Belvidere from the Belvidere Gallery of the Vatican, in Rome, where it stands. It was discovered in 1503, amidst the ruins of An’tium, and was purchased by Pope Julius II.   1



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