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Artemis and Iphigenia sculpture – original template for the recasting

The statue of Artemis and Iphigenia is based on the legend that King Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis in order to achieve a favourable outcome to the war in Troy. The story is known from Greek myths and from the tragedy “Iphigenia in Aulis” by Euripides from the 400s BC. The Hellenistic statue group dates from around 125 B.C. It depicts the goddess Artemis, who saves the young girl Iphigenia at the last minute by pulling her away from the altar on which she is to be sacrificed. Artemis grabs the antlers of a stag and drags the animal to the altar for sacrifice instead of Iphigenia.

 

The original statue group can be found in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Denmark. It is not completely preserved. Like so many Greek works of art, the statue was taken to Rome in antiquity. There it was found on the site of the former gardens of Sallust.

The Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen probably organised the production of a plaster cast in Rome, to which he or one of his students added the missing parts. This completed plaster cast probably reached Denmark during Bertel Thorvaldsen’s lifetime. The original statue was only sold to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Denmark in 1888. Investigations using the latest instruments show that the figure of Artemis was originally completely covered in gold leaf, while Iphigenia’s dress was resplendent in bright colours.

 

The statue you can buy in our online shop is a replica of the plaster cast of the original in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, which was probably commissioned by Bertel Thorvaldsen and completed by him or one of his pupils. You can buy the replica in bronze or marble from us. We always guarantee museum quality.

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Buy Artemis and Iphigenia sculpture, cast bronze in museum quality

The sculpture is produced as a bronze cast using the traditional lost wax technique. The basis for the negative mould required for this is a plaster cast of the original in the Danish Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, presumably completed by Bertel Thorvaldsen or one of his students.

 

Cast marble & marble sculpture from the sculptor

In addition to 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 suitable patinas in advance.

 

Individualisation of the statue

Every statue purchased from 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, lettering, the occasion of manufacture, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.

 

Your very personal legacy

When you buy our life-size cast bronze replicas, you are not only purchasing artistic replicas, but also 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.

 

In keeping with the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome, the statue made for you and with your name as the donor will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements.

 

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. Here you will find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues. We also offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks, each of which has an impressive collection of ancient sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!

 

Product details

Artemis and Iphigeneia
Item No.S22
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)209 cm x 158 cm x 151 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