The body type is related to a Classical bronze of an athlete from Locri or Tarentum, now in the Cleveland Museum of Art, no. 12, p. 95ff. in Kozloff and Mitten, The Gods Delight, The Human Figure in Classical Bronze.
The appearance of the god's diverse attributes, a plectrum and a quiver on a single figure, is noteworthy. As Vermeule and Eisenberg inform (op. cit.), "Emphasis on the musical as well as the aggressive aspect of Apollo make this small figure a manifestation of all aspects of the god."