Apollon Terroriste

‘The God Apollo is given the features of Saint Just and on his forehead the inscription Apollon Teroriste – again combining the classical and revolutionary worlds. The story is told of how Apollo was challenged by a youth Marsyas to a competition playing the flute (the God’s instrument) and who then had the audacity to win – Apollo exacted his punishment by flaying him alive – hence Apollon Terroriste.’ George Gilliland, Gardener’s Tour

Apollon Terroriste (LS Guide, p. 116), Inscribed Head of Apollo, gilded epoxy resin. Alexander Stoddart, 1987