The Farnese Atlas Titan Celestial Sphere Greek God Statue Sculpture Cast Marble

$54,90

Our statue is based on the Farnese Atlas sculpture which is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, in Italy.

In Greek mythology, Atlas is a Titan condemned to hold up the heavens or sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (Hercules in Roman mythology) and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be the first King of Mauretania. Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.

Dimensions (approximately):

Height: 24 cm ( 9.45 inches)
Width: 16 cm ( 6.3 inches)
Depth: 12 cm (4.72 inches)

Weight: 1,5 kgr ( 3.3 lb)

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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The Farnese Atlas Titan Celestial Sphere Greek God Statue Sculpture Cast Marble

$54,90

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