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Artemision Bronze

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Origin and location of the original statue for the plaster cast replica

The bronze statue known as Artemision Bronze was discovered in 1926 near an ancient shipwreck near Euboea. It depicts a muscular man with far-reaching arm movements. The 2.09 metre high statue with an arm length of over two metres dates back to around 460 BC. The creator is unknown. Kalamis, Onatas of Aegina or Myron are mentioned. The so-called Jockey of Artemision was also found in the same shipwreck.

The statue of a muscular, naked man with a beard stands on a slightly raised leg to maintain balance. The right hand once held a throwing implement, while the left arm acts as a bearing line and counterweight. The gaze of the head is directed precisely at the target of the throw. The mouth remains closed and the eyes are fixed on the target. Whiskers and forelocks hang down in a braid- like arrangement, while the hair on the head is held together by a braided band. Although the body is tensed directly in front of the throw, the face radiates calm and concentration. Researchers see in it either a hero, Poseidon or Zeus, depending on the lost throwing implement: spear for Heroe, trident for Poseidon and bundle of lightning for Zeus. The calm facial expression and the precise alignment of the head with the throwing target give the statue a timeless appeal. The original can be found in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The plaster cast replica offered in our online shop is based on this antique original statue. You can buy this life-size bronze sculpture with a height of 2.09 metres from us as a museum-quality replica.


Historical significance, trivia

The Artemision bronze is one of the nine original surviving large Greek bronzes, which gives it a fundamental, unique significance. In this bronze statue we see the light of Greek classicism unadulterated and in its original form. The other eight surviving Greek bronze statues include the Charioteer of Delphi, the Boxer at Rest, the Hellenistic Prince, the Jockey of Artemision, the Riace bronzes Riace A and Riace B, the Marathon Boy and the Croatian Apoxyomenos. Other Greek masterpieces are either unknown to us or have only survived through their Roman marble copies.


Greece joined the Council of Europe in 1949 and donated a life-size bronze replica of Artemision Bronze to the organisation in 1998. The statue is located in front of the Council of Europe’s main building in Strasbourg. A bronze plaque documents the donation.


Antique statue. Cast bronze in museum quality. Chiselling

The sculpture is created using the traditional lost wax technique as a high-quality bronze casting. It is based on a plaster cast made of the original sculpture in Athens in 1939 by experienced museum experts. The finished bronze sculpture corresponds in every detail to the original in Athens at the time of the 1939 plaster cast and fulfils the highest standards and Museum standards.


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 post-cast 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.


Buy a customised antique replica statue

Each replica statue cast by us is engraved in the base. You are buying a unique piece 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 an additional engraving as required.


Your very personal legacy

Our life-size cast bronze statues are therefore not only artistic replicas, but also timeless reminders 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

Artemision Bronze
Item No.S03
MaterialBronze cast
height209 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