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Barberini Faun



Description of the statue for the museum-quality recasting

A young man is stretched out on a rock. His posture is provocatively lascivious. His head is lowered onto his shoulder. His right arm is crossed behind his head, his left arm, now broken off, hangs over the side of a rocky outcrop.
The young man seems to be fast asleep. But is he really? If you take a closer look, you will realise that he is mistaken. His rough yet sensual face is tense. His eyebrows are drawn together over his closed eyelids. His open mouth indicates heavy breathing. The wreath of ivy in his hair tells us why, as such wreaths are worn mainly by night owls. Intoxicated by wine and exhausted from dancing and partying, the young man has fallen into a restless, restless sleep.
The meaning and function of the figure only becomes clear when you walk round the other side of the statue. The small ponytail that can be seen on the back identifies the young man as a satyr, one of those half-animal creatures from the entourage of Dionysus, the god of ecstasy. It is therefore not a human being at all, but a mythical creature. It is fitting that his size far exceeds human dimensions.

This all explains the most important features of the depiction: intoxication, debauchery and sexual desire are part of the character of a satyr. They demonstrate the power of Dionysus, in whose honour the statue was probably erected in a sanctuary.
This marble sculpture dates from around 220 BC and is therefore one of the few original Greek sculptures preserved in good condition and not a Roman copy. The Greek statue was stolen from Greece in Roman times and brought to Italy. It was found in Rome in 1624. The original marble statue is now in the Munich Glyptothek, having been acquired by Ludwig I from the Barberini Collection, from which it takes its name.


Buy antique statue, bronze recast in museum quality

The sculpture is produced as a museum-quality bronze replica using the traditional lost wax technique. The basis for the negative mould required for this is a plaster cast of the original in Munich.

Cast marble & marble sculpture from the sculptor

In addition to the classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds as a purchase option 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.

Is it possible to customise the replica statue?

Every statue purchased from us is engraved with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo on the base during production. The base is also engraved with your name, a lettering, the occasion of production, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.

Buy your own personal legacy with a museum-quality replica

Our life-size cast bronze replicas 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 where they can be seen. Go travelling and be inspired before you buy your antique statue, a museum-quality replica!

Product details

Barberini Faun
Item No.S18
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)216 cm x 148 cm x 126 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£67,800.00