IN GREECE – HANDMADE – VERY DETAILED*
: 25 cm ( 9.84 in)
( 1.05 lb)
(Please note that there might be a slight
difference on the statue’s height or their weight as they are all handmade).
Material & Manufacture
process: Cast Alabaster
Alabaster statues are made from a material in which natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as
a glue. Αlabaster was very widely used
for small sculpture for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in Ancient
Greece , Egypt and Mesopotamia . 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 Alabaster
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
Please note: Our statues are not carved. The alabaster we use is not the calcite
alabaster variety which is also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster,
or Oriental alabaster. Natural
marble statues are hand carved and command a very hefty price. Our product offerings are
intended to be affordable to the majority public .
Αbout Venus Anadyomene
Venus Anadyomene (from Greek, “Venus
Rising From the Sea’’) is one of the iconic representations of
Aphrodite, made famous in a much-admired painting by Apelles, now lost, but
described in Pliny’s Natural History, with the anecdote that the great
Apelles employed Campaspe, a mistress of Alexander the Great, for his model.
According to Athenaeus, the idea of Aphrodite rising from the sea was inspired
by the courtesan Phryne, who, during the time of the festivals of the Eleusinia
and Poseidonia, often swam nude in the sea. A scallop shell, often found in
Venus Anadyomenes, is a symbol of the female vulva.