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Description of the Apollo Omphalos statue

Statue of Apollo made of Pentelic marble. Found in Athens in the theatre of Dionysus, known as Apollo Omphalos. The statue was named after its pedestal in the shape of the Omphalos of Delphi on which it had originally stood. This Roman work from the 2nd century AD copies a bronze original from the period 460-450 BC, probably created by Kalamis, a sculptor of the austere style. This original statue is no longer preserved, but more than twenty marble copies are known, which are recognisable as such due to their great similarity to each other.
 
According to mythology, the Omphalos of Delphi was a stone covered with a net that served to mark the centre of the world. There are many copies of it. In the 19th century, a plaster cast of the Delphi Omphalos was combined with the plaster cast of the statue found in Athens for the statue on offer here. The statue itself is now on display in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, but without the omphalos. This is on display in Delphi.

Apollo’s weight rests on the right leg. The left leg is pulled back slightly and is held away from the body. The slight outward projection of the right hip is balanced by the outward movement of the arms. The figure’s head is tilted to the right and shows the long, oval-shaped face of the god. The god’s large, deep-set eyes and soft, full lips dominate his face. His head is crowned by a mass of hair that falls in orderly curls onto his forehead. A thin, double plait of hair runs around his head.
 
In our online shop, you can buy the Apollo Omphalos statue not only as a cast bronze replica. We also offer the options of marble casting and recasting for the life-size replica statue.

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Buy a life-size replica statue as a cast marble or marble sculpture from a sculptor

In addition to the classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds for the statues shown here. Marble casting from powdered genuine white marble. And the new moulding of the statue by sculptors from a single block of white marble. If you are interested in such a mould, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your e-mail or phone call.
 

Patinating the statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that causes the bronze to weather differently over time, depending on the environmental influences on the copper alloy. We have various patina recipes in our repertoire, including one that corresponds well to the patina of preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with samples of the patina in question prior to purchase.
 

Individualisation of the cast bronze replica statue

Each statue cast by us is engraved in the base with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo. The base is also engraved with your name, a lettering, the occasion of production, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.
 

Your very personal legacy

The life-size Apollo Omphalos statue as a cast bronze replica that you buy from us is not just an artistic replica. It also creates timeless memories that will preserve your legacy for generations to come. By engraving your name, the date and the occasion on the base, this statue becomes an everlasting symbol of your most personal life achievement, your significance in this world and your work there.
 

Memory cast in bronze in the radiant light of antiquity

Ancient Greek bronze statues and their masterfully crafted Roman marble replicas were the sensual and visual mirror of these two advanced civilisations for over a millennium. After their rediscovery during the Renaissance, these statues once again became world-famous and symbolised the emergence of modernity. The life-size statue made for you and with your name as the donor in a bronze replica will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements in the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome.
 

Locations for the installation of ancient statues & list of parks with ancient sculptures

Antique statues are hardly available in the original. Since their rediscovery in the Renaissance, expensive replicas have been made for castles, their parks and also for the mansions of the wealthy bourgeoisie. During this period, a canon for the installation and placement of these works of art was created that developed into modern times. You can find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues in our online shop here. We also offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks that each have an impressive collection of antique sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!
 

Product details

Apollo Omphalos
Item No.S16
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)226 cm x 68,5 cm x 65 cm
What you receiveSingle piece, Bronze cast. The exact design details, measurements and weight as well as the structure and colour of the Bronze cast may vary.
DeliveryDelivered using our own van
Delivery ChargeFree delivery in England and Wales (except islands) and to a few EU countries. Click here for details.
Price incl. VAT£22,000.00