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Bacchus by Michelangelo



Description of the original statue Bacchus by Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known as Michelangelo, visited Rome for the first time at the age of 21. In the five years he spent here, only two works were completed: the Bacchus and the Pietà. The statue of Bacchus was commissioned by the banker Jacopo Galli for his sculpture park, with the stipulation that it should be modelled on antique sculptures. Michelangelo worked on the statue from 1496 to 1497. His Renaissance sculpture of a drunken and staggering god conveys impressions of youthfulness and femininity. Many say that this strange mixture of different effects is a characteristic of the Greek god Dionysus. In Michelangelo’s experience, however, such intense, almost divine sensuality has disadvantages for man: In his left hand, the god holds with indifference a lion’s skin, the symbol of death, and a bunch of grapes, the symbol of life, on which a faun feeds. We suddenly realise the significance of this miracle of pure sensuality for man: Man lives only for a short time and eventually finds himself in the position of the faun, caught in the grip of death, the lion’s skin. Buy a perfect replica of this antique statue in our online shop. From the 19th century plaster cast of Michelangelo’s original in the Museo Nazionale Bargello, Florence, you can buy a bronze cast or a marble cast in museum quality from us.

Buy cast marble & marble sculptures from the sculptor in the online shop

In addition to the classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds for the purchase of the life- size Bacchus by Michelangelo replica. The marble cast from powdered genuine white marble. And the 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.


Antique statue. Perfect replica in museum quality

The sculpture is produced as a bronze casting using the traditional lost wax technique. The negative mould required for this is based on a 19th century plaster cast of the original in the Museo Nazionale Bargello in Florence. The finished bronze sculpture is of museum quality.


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 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

With the life-size Bacchus by Michelangelo replica, you are not only buying a faithful replica of the original, 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. The statue made for you and with your name as the donor 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. In our online shop 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 antique sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired in your purchase decision!


Product details

Bacchus by Michelangelo
Item No.S12
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)208 cm x 76,5 cm x 59 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£28,000.00