Mithridates IV the Great of Pontus bust

Made of fiberstone

Antique Stone

W: 11" H: 19" D: 9.5" (28cm x 48cm x 24cm)

Item No.

Louvre Museum, Paris

Hellenistic Age (4th-1st century B.C.)

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction

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This bust is replica of the famous buts of Mithridates the Great now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Mithridates VI 132-63 BC, also known as Mithridates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus in northern Anatolia from 120 to 63 BC. He is remembered as one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies who engaged three of the most prominent generals of the late Roman Republic: Sulla, Lucullus, and Pompey the Great. When Mithridates VI was at last defeated by Pompey and in danger of capture by Rome, he is alleged to have attempted suicide by poison; this attempt failed, however, because of his immunity to the poison. According to Appian's Roman History, he then made his non-relative twin, general, and friend, Bituitus, kill him by the sword. Various legends are told of Mithridates VI of Pontus. First, he was supposed to have had a prodigious memory: Pliny the Elder and other historians report that Mithridates could speak the languages of all the twenty-two nations he governed. He was one of the most interesting kings of the Hellenistic Age, only few kings alongside Alexander the Great could have the addition of "the Great". Weight 20 Lb. Dimensions W: 11" H: 19" D: 9.5" Antique Stone finish, made of strong fiberglass.
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.

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