The relief of red sandstone was found in 1862 at an abandoned
quarry. According to W. Conrady, it was found together with remains
of a statuette of "Hercules
Maliator". The find is evidence of Roman quarrying of red
sandstone south of Obernburg.
The god Apollo is shown naked, with a cloak over his shoulders. His hair has long curls and is knotted at the part according to the fashion of the time. His left hand holds the Kithara, an antique string instrument typical for Apollo. The depiction of Apollo was probably part of a rare style of votive relief.
Near the cohort fort Obernburg, in the abandoned stone quarry, found 1862.
Sandstone, relief, height 57cm, width 40cm, depth 17cm. Upper and left sides cut off. Dating: around 210 AD.
CSIR II/13, Nr. 184.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung