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.
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.
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.
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.