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Constantine the Great Colossus Head Bust Sculpture Statue Replica

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Finish: Antique

Dimensions: 20" (50 cm) tall

Weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)

Item No. S208L

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

$899.00


Constantine the Great Colossus Head Bust Sculpture Statue Replica
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Colossus of Constantine Head Bust Sculpture Roman Emperor, Replica of early 4th century AD made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish. The Colossus of Constantine was a huge acrolithic statue of the late Roman emperor Constantine the Great (c. 280–337) that once occupied the west apse of the Basilica of Maxentius near the Forum Romanum in Rome. Portions of the Colossus now reside in the Courtyard of the Palazzo dei Conservatori of the Musei Capitolini, on the Capitoline Hill, above the west end of the Forum. The great head, arms and legs of the Colossus were carved from white marble, while the rest of the body consisted of a brick core and wooden framework, possibly covered with gilded bronze. Judging by the size of the remaining pieces, the seated, enthroned figure would have been about 12 meters (40 feet) high. The head is about 2½ meters high and each foot is over 2 meters long. The great head is carved in a typical, abstract, Constantinian style (“hieratic emperor style”) of late Roman portrait statues, whereas the other body parts are naturalistic, even down to callused toes and bulging forearm veins. The head was perhaps meant to convey the transcendence of the other-worldly nature of the Emperor over the human sphere, notable in its larger-than-life eyes which gaze toward eternity from a rigidly impersonal, frontal face. The treatment of the head shows a synthesis of individualistic portraiture: aquiline nose, deep jaw and prominent chin characteristic of all images of Constantine, with the trends of Late Roman portraiture which focus on symbolism and abstraction, rather than detail.

Specification

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

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Shipping

Please allow 30 days for delivery

Return Policy

These are custom made to order items. There shell be no returns and refunds accepted unless the customer receives the finished item damaged for which he/she must present proof of. We insure all of our shipments. If you have received the item damaged from the shipping process you must notify us on the day if the receipt of the item, in order to be accepted for refund and/or replacement. Credit will not be issued unless you notify us the same day you received the shipment. You must inspect the item while the shipper is present when making the delivery and if item is damaged present proof of the damage to the shipper. Please note that you will need to save the box and packing materials for the shipper to inspect and provide pictures of the damage. The insurance is void otherwise.

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