* MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE *
Height : 30 cm (11.8 in)
Width: 15,5cm (6.1 in)
Weight: 3,35kgr ( 7.4 lb)
Material & Manufacture process: Cast Marble
Cast Marble statues are made from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek Marble stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. 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, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn’t have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our statues are not carved. Natural marble statues are hand carved and command a very hefty price. Our product offerings are intended to be affordable to the majority public.
Our bust is a copy (in smaller scale) of a marble portrait head of Antinous which is exhibited in the British Museum. Antinous is shown here as the Greek god Dionysus, wearing a wreath of ivy. The original head was found in 1770 built into a late antique wall on the Gianicolo hill in Rome, with other fragments of the statue.
Antinous was a Greek youth and a favorite or beloved of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He was deified after his death, being worshipped in both the Greek East and Latin West, sometimes as a god (theos) and sometimes merely as a hero.