Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Apollo Belvedere bust 31"

Made of fiberstone

Finish: Antique Stone

Dimensions: 22" x 13" x 31" (56cm x 33cm x 79cm)

Item No. F014

Vatican Museums, Rome

Period: Roman Imperial (1st-4th century A.D.)

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$349.00


Apollo Belvedere bust 31"
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Bust of Apollo Belvedere (Large size 31"). The Apollo Belvedere or Apollo of the Belvedere, also called the Pythian Apollo, is a celebrated marble sculpture from Classical Antiquity. It was rediscovered in the late 15th century, during the Renaissance. From the mid-18th Century, it was considered the greatest ancient sculpture by ardent neoclassicists and for centuries epitomized ideals of aesthetic perfection for Europeans and westernized parts of the world. The sculpture depicts the Greek god Apollo, who has just overtaken the serpent Python, a monster recently ravaging the coast of Delphos.

Specification

Made of fiberstone. Fiberstone is a mixture of sand and stones cast into the surface using terrazzo-like techniques. The surface is then sandblasted and chemically treated, and then hand painted with an antique acid stain to give the appearance of aged stone. Since it is reinforced with a fiberglass backing, it remains less fragile and lighter alternative to concrete and cast stone. By mastering the art of casting our products in fiberglass we manage to retain all the detail or the original with the added benefits of less weight, greater strength, and product suitability for both indoor and outdoor use. The advantages of fiberstone and fiberglass when compared to concrete, cast stone, and cement are that they are about half the weight, are far less fragile, and much more resistant. Also, Fiberstone sculptures and architectural elements are weather resistant and can be safely displayed both indoor and outdoor in your garden, when coated with your choice of one of our outside grade color finishes.

Finish as pictured: Antique Stone. This item is also available in many other color finishes - if you like other then the pictured finish, please chose from the pull down menu above. To see pictures of our fiberstone finishes please visit our "Fiberstone Sculptures FAQ".

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Return Policy

Since this is a made-to-order item, it is returnable within 7 days of the receipt date for money back guarantee (minus shipping charges and 10% restocking fee), provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging.

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