Apollo Belvedere Quality Lost Wax Bronze Statue
Cast in the traditional lost wax bronze method
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.
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Greek sculptor, probably an Athenian. Leochares was associated in the decoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. He is known to have made portraits, including a gold and ivory group of Philip, Alexander, and others. The artistic gifts of the Boucher young person are very early recognized by Ramus which gives to the young boy his first rudiments of artistic education. He then associates it work of decoration for the theatre of the Nogent-on-Seine in construction.

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