*MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE*
Our creations are products of top quality and high aesthetics, handmade by skilled and specially trained artisans.
Height: 27 cm (10,65 in)
Width: 11,5 cm (4,53 in)
Weight: 1,47 kgr ( 3,24 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 .
Hercules and Diomedes
Our statue is based on the famous sculpture known as «Hercules and Diomedes» byBaroque sculptor Vincenzo de Rossi, which is exhibited in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
The sculpture depicted the two heroes of Greek mythology—both stark naked—locked in a wrestling match. Hercules was holding Diomedes upside down, preparing to throw him, while Diomedes was tightly gripping Hercules’ penis, as if to say, “Are you sure you want to throw me?”
In the Hercules and Diomedes labour, Eurystheus—to which Hercules was subjected according to the will of Zeus—commanded Hercules to seize the mares of Diomedes and bring them to Mycenae, the city where Eurystheus was king. Diomedes, son of the cruel god Ares, was a despot and reigned over the Bistoni in Thrace. He had some wild mares, spitting fire and flames from their nostrils. As he was cruel, Diomedes used to feed them with the poor who were shipwrecked by storms off the coast of Thrace.Hercules, with little effort, reached Thrace, captured and tied Diomedes, and fed him to his own mares. When the horses had eaten their own master, Hercules brought them to Mycenae as promised, and Eurystheus set them free. The statue in the Hall of the Five Hundred succeeds very well in representing a right punishment for tyrants.