Our statue is based on the famous statue: “An Athlete Wrestling with a Python” which was the first of three bronze sculptures produced by the British artist Frederic Leighton in 1877. It has been described as a “sculptural masterpiece” and as “possibly Leighton’s greatest contribution to British art”. Despite its indebtedness to the Classical tradition, it can be understood as one of the first stirrings of modern sculpture in Britain as well as in Europe. The Athlete was arguably the most influential piece of English sculpture of the 19th century.
The sculpture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1877 under the title An Athlete Wrestling with a Python but it is sometimes also known as An Athlete Strangling a Python or An Athlete Struggling with a Python. The original full-size bronze was acquired for the nation using funds from the Chantrey Bequest, and is displayed at Tate Britain in London.
MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE
Height: 32 cm (12.6 inches)
Width: 9 cm (3.54 inches)
Depth:12 cm (4.72 inches)
Weight: 1,4 Kg (3.86 lb)
✔ SUITABLE to indoor & outdoor conditions
✔ SOLID & HEAVY
✔ 100% Feel of natural marble
Material and manufacturing process: Cast marble
Cast marble statues are made from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek marble stone is mixed with a small amount of resin which acts as a glue. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the design of the statue. Because the powder is so fine, the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek marble stone, giving it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are hand finished to ensure the best quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, bubble free, will not crack and can be washed with most cleaning agents.
Please note: our statues are not sculpted. The 100% natural marble statues are hand carved and cost a lot of money. Our product offerings are intended to be affordable to the majority audience.