You are viewing an impressive bronze casting depicting the son of Zeus in Greek mythology, Apollo. Apollo is depicted wearing a tunic round his body and his trademark garland of flowers in his hair.
The piece is cast from the finest brown bronze which has a lovely patina to it. The piece sits on a square tiered base of black streaked marble. There is bronze beaded braiding to the top of the marble. This would be a great decorative item for your home and as it is offered in perfect condition it is ready for home use right away.
Apollo, in Greek mythology, son of the god Zeus and Leto, daughter of a Titan. He was also called Delian, after Delos, the island of his birth, and Pythian, after his killing of Python, the fabled serpent that guarded a shrine on the mountains of Parnassus. In Homeric legend Apollo was primarily a god of prophecy. His most important oracle was at Delphi, the site of his victory over the Python. He sometimes gave the gift of prophecy to mortals whom he loved, such as the Trojan princess Cassandra.
The making of bronzes is a complicated process and this can lead to the high cost of some bronzes but it is something to be appreciated and as an item will retain its value. The entire process of making a bronze can take anywhere from six weeks to four months to produce a single piece.
As you can see, each bronze is truly unique because of the hands on labor that is involved, even if it is one of an edition. The sculpture is a result of a marriagebetween the artist and the foundry. This ancient process produces a bronze sculpture that will last for generations to come. What a treasure!
This piece has been made using the lost wax technique. The original model would have been made using clay or plaster. Over this a thin layer of wax would have been covered and then around this more clay. This would then be put in the oven and the wax would melt creating the space for the molten bronze to be poured into, once this had set the clay could be broken away and you would be left with the bronze casting. Hence the wax is lost in the process. It's is the oldest and most timely method of creating bronze sculptures and figurines.
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25 x 28 x 79
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