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.
Fishermen plying their nets off the Cape Artemision, Greece in 1926 drew up pieces of this 5th century bronze sculpture, prompting a dive that brought from the deep the original 7-foot bronze statue of Zeus (sometimes thought to be Poseidon), now a national Greek treasure. This scaled bronze statue captures the majesty of the "Father of Gods and men", a timeless Bronze sculpture, this is classic art at its finest. Zeus has his left arm outstretched and his right arm drawn back to throw an object now missing, probably a thunderbolt. Our Design Toscano weighty high quality lost wax Greek God sculpture is hand rubbed in a multi-toned finish and set atop a black solid marble base. 201/2"Wx9"Dx251/2"H. 20 lbs.
Replicating the grand designs found in the courts of French palaces, this stunning urn is an artistic, grand-scale architectural element. Fraught with exquisite detail, from the face of Flora, the goddess of springtime, to the columnar plinth with sculptural detailing, it is just as breathtaking displayed alone as it is filled with your lush greenery. Cast in quality designer resin for year-round display in home, garden or restaurant, this nearly yard-tall masterpiece boasts an exquisite, faux French limestone finish. Items sold separately. Flora Urn: 291/2"Wx291/2"Dx351/2"H. 64 lbs. Plinth: 231/2"dia.x28"H. 44 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.