This famous classic statue was discovered in ruins of Pompeii's theater near Rome in the late 1400's, and believed to be a Roman copy of the Greek artist, Leochares', sculpture. Once in the private collection of Pope Julius II, it was moved to the Vatican in 1509 and placed in the Cortile del Belvedere, from which it derives its name. Our bronze Apollo statue is rife with fine detail from the draped robe (chlamys) to the sandaled feet. This 19th century French bronze, fully restored rendition of Apollo has overtaken the serpent Python, and just released an arrow from his bow. Apollo represents harmony, order, and reason and was considered the greatest ancient sculpture and for centuries epitomized ideals of aesthetic perfection for Europeans and Westernized parts of the world. Our Design Toscano exclusive high quality lost wax bronze Greek Roman replica sculpture is hand rubbed in a multidimensional sepia patina finish and set atop a solid black marble base. The nude male statue is individually cast in the traditional lost wax method, which highlights the sculptural uniqueness and guarantees heirloom quality. Color patina is applied by hand one piece at a time, tone may vary slightly. 12"Wx8"Dx22"H. 17 lbs.
The Greek god of war, Ares, succumbs to the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, in this timeless sculpture of mythology's most legendary love story. No Neoclassical work better captures artist Antonio Canova's talent for aesthetic expression than this museum-quality masterpiece, cast in bonded natural marble to showcase each detail for proud display in home or gallery. 7"Wx31/2"Dx15"H. 4 lbs.
Early Hellenistic images conjure the rich history of Greek culture. Long masters in the art of ironwork, skilled artisans fashioned artifacts like these collectible art replicas to represent the strength, protection and spirituality that they held most dear. Our substantial, iron foundry castings in a verdigris finish are exclusives set atop solid marble display bases to showcase their timeless beauty.
This Roman statue of a resting athlete, pays homage to a lost Greek bronze original. Replicated by many famed sculptors through the ages and said to represent various gods from Jason to Mercury to Hermes although this classical sculpture has none of the god's attributes. Found in 1769 at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli near Rome, it is sometimes referred to as the Lansdowne Sandal Binder after the English aristocrat who owned it in the eighteenth century. One of the most respected masterpieces in the canon of antiquity, this almost foot-tall sculpture studies the idealized male form in a museum-quality composition artistically cast in natural bonded marble. 51/2"Wx3"Dx10"H. 3 lbs.