Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Bust Head of Aphrodite British Museum Bronze Reproduction

Made of 100% pure bronze (lost wax)

Finish: Aged Bronze

Dimensions: overall height with base: 43 cm or 17"

Item No. BM101A

British Museum, London

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

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction
$3,499.00


Bust Head of Aphrodite British Museum Bronze Reproduction
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Details

This an identical replica of an original from the British Museum, London. One of the glories of the British Museum, Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, and this representation dates from the 1st or 2nd century BC and was found at Satala in northeast Asia Minor. This magnificent bronze head originally came from a complete statue. It has been interpreted as representing the Eastern goddess Anahita, equated with the Greek Aphrodite and the Roman Venus. It has a simple majestic beauty, serene but not severe. The deeply set eyes would have originally contained precious stones or enamel. Found at Satale, modern Sagagh, in north-eastern Turkey, the head dates from the 2nd or 1st century BC. A left hand that was discovered at the same time almost certainly once belonged to the same full-length figure. Aphrodite was regarded as the goddess of love and was thought to have been the daughter of Zeus and Dione or of Uranus. Often depicted rising from the sea, Aphrodite was carried by the Zephyrs to Cythera and then Cyprus, where she was raised by Nereus. Moulded from the original in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (BM Catalogue of Bronzes 266 57R). This bronze replica was made using a mould taken directly from the ancient original in the British Museum. Also available in hand-patinated bronze finish on acrylic resin (please check our other listing).

Specification

Made of bronze (lost wax). "Lost Wax" bronze (or hot-cast bronze) is actually 100% pure Bronze - essentially copper and tin. The most known and used process for making "lost wax" involves pouring of molten bronze. This is the same method used by the ancient civilizations to create bronze sculptures. The making of a "lost wax" bronze is a complex and time consuming process, and specific technical expertise is needed to accomplish the task of making a bronze.

Hand patinated to replicated the original bronze

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Return Policy

Item is returnable within 14 days for money back guarantee minus 15% restocking fee, provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging

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