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Bust Head of Apollo Reproduction

Acrylic resin
Finish: Aged Bronze
Dimensions: overall height with base: 41 cm or 16"
Item No. BM102A
Period: Hellenistic Age (4th-1st century B.C.)
This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction


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This an identical replica of an original from the British Museum, London. Apollo was an Olympian god of outstanding beauty, and was linked to the sun, music and poetry. This finely modeled solid bronze head is cast from a mould of the original sculpture which dates from c. 460 BC. One of the very few pieces to have survived from this period, its importance is therefore inestimable. The god Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, and the brother of Artemis. He was the god of music and poetry, and was also closely associated with the sun. The centre for his worship was based at Delphi, where he was supposed to have slain Python, the dragon who guarded the oracle there. Apollo subsequently undertook the protection of the oracle himself and occasionally passed on the skill of divination to others. His amorous liasons with both nymphs and with mortal women were numerous indeed, as were the offspring of these encounters. He is credited with being the father of, among others, Orpheus, Asclepius (the god of medicine), Troilus and Pythagoras. This replica has been moulded from a bronze head once owned by the Dukes of Devonshire. Originally part of a full-length statue it was found at Tamassos on Cyprus, and dates from around 470-460 BC. It is one of the few pieces of bronze sculpture to have survived from this period so it is of great importance. Also available in 100% pure bronze (please check our other listing).

Cast directlty from the original sculpture. Acrylic resin is a heavy and very strong type of material that captures perfectly the details of the casting. The advantages of polymer when compared to concrete, cast stone, and cement are that they are about half the weight, are far less fragile, and much more resistant.

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