*HANDMADE IN GREECE*
Height : 16 cm (6.3 inches)
Width: 12 cm ( 4.72 inches)
Weight: 600gr ( 1.3 lb)
Material: Cast Marble
Cast Marble statues are made from a composite material in which natural crushed 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. Only in our sculptures 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. This strong material is water resistant, 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 sculpture is a copy (in smaller scale) of the famous marble statue known as «Ludovisi Ares», which is exhibited in the Palazzo Altemps, Rome.
The Ludovisi Ares is an Antonine Roman marble sculpture of Mars, a fine 2nd-century copy of a late 4th-century BCE Greek original, associated with Scopas or Lysippus: thus, the Roman god of war receives his Greek name, Ares. Ares/Mars is portrayed as young and beardless and seated on a trophy of arms, while an Eros plays about his feet, drawing attention to the fact that the god of war, in a moment of repose, is presented as a love object.