This item sold on June 4, 2012.
Measures: 5 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 12” It's an absolute gorgeous sculpture with only minor wear.
The Story as it's known:
Apollo , having released Greece from tyranny by killing the menacing dragon Python , is in an arrogant mood. He boasts that even Cupid ’s archery is no match for his own bow and arrow; however his conceit is shattered upon spying the lovely Dafne . Apollo is instantly smitten and plies his full range of charms in an attempt to win Dafne’s favour. Naturally distrustful, she rejects his advances, stating that she would rather die than lose her honour. Apollo becomes more forceful in insisting that she yield to his love and physically takes hold of her. When all seems lost, Dafne manages to escape his clutches by transforming herself into a laurel tree. Displaying great sorrow, Apollo states that his tears will water her green leaves and that her triumphant branches will be used to crown the greatest heroes.