Apollo and the Muses

Photo of watercolour Apollo and his Muses
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    The semicircular area once opposite the museum's entrance.
    Watercolour: Bodleian Library, MS.Top.Oxon.b.89, fol.12r

Within the main entrance of the museum Cockerell designed an elegant semicircular area where plaster casts of Apollo and his Muses were displayed. These casts had been made in Rome from ancient marble statues found at Tivoli in 1774. Neither the semicircle nor the plaster casts exist today.