Head of Apollo represented as a youthful male with feminine features. His face is narrow at the jawline, his eyes almond shaped, his brow delicate and the mouth with thick lips which hind a slight smile. His hair is long and charecterised by a thick ring of locks around the face and swept in a topknot with loose ringlets falling onto the shoulders and the nape of the neck. Similar topknots can be found in the heads of Apollo in the British Museum and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The head is tilted forward suggesting aloofness. The prestine condition of the head and the pretty treatment of the face raise suspicions as to whether the work is ancient. A similar version is at the Vatican Museum and may have been the ancient version which inspired many 18th centutry replicas or perhaps the Vatican one is also a copy.