The young shepherd boy warrior, by Italian artist Donatello, was the first significant free standing life size nude bronze in the renaissance. This Italian sculpture caused much controversy due to the depiction of the nude male body. The body of the statue is male, yet is constructed with a major overtone of femininity. Many believe that Donatello purposefully did this in order to symbolize the intervention of God in the battle between "David and Goliath"; this is even more eminent in the carefree stance over the giant, Goliath, depicted at his feet. Our Design Toscano statues are cast in bonded natural marble for proud display in gallery or home. Large: 13"Wx10"Dx291/2"H. 16 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.
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.
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.