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Height : 34 cm (13.4 inches)
width: 20 cm (7.87 in)
Weight: 2,1 kgr (4.63 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.
This statue is based on the 2nd-century BC marble sculpture known as «Aphrodite and Pan» which is exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. It is one of the best known and most characteristic representations of the goddess Aphrodite assaulted by the goat-legged Pan. The naked goddess attends to hide her pudenda, while threatening to strike Pan with her sandal. Little Eros hovers over her shoulder, playfully seizing Pan’s horn in an attempt to help his mother ward off the annoying creature. Aphrodite’s hairstyle and the anatomy of the three figures are meticulously rendered, while the final polishing of the marble makes the surface wonderfully smooth. This group was probably made in Attica, although the possibility of a Delian workshop cannot be overruled.