*MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – VERY DETAILED* lk8/10
Our creations are products of top quality and high aesthetics, handmade by skilled and specially trained artisans.
Height : 28 cm ( 11 in)
Width: 17 cm (6.7 in)
Weight: 1,1kgr (2.43 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. 100% 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 statue is based on the sculpture known as <<The Rape of Polyxena>>
<<The Rape of Polyxena>> is a marble statue located in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy’s Piazza della Signoria. It was sculpted by Pio Fedi in 1868, but it was placed alongside several sculptures from the Renaissance, an immense compliment to his work. This scene is of the Greek hero Achilles’s abduction of Polyxena, the daughter of the King of Troy. Achilles has just killed two of Polyxena’s brothers and was about to carry their bodies away. Polyxena tries to stop him and offers herself in return of her brother’s body. Here Achilles is seen stepping over one of the dead brothers and carrying the damsel Polyxena away while her mother pleads and begs him to leave her daughter. Achilles does not. The story takes a turn after this event. Achilles has fallen in love with Polyxena and she reciprocates as well. He shares with her his only weakness- his heel. She is torn between her love and loyalty to her family.She chooses loyalty and tells her brother Paris about the great hero’s one weakness. Paris kills Achilles by shooting an arrow to his heel.