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Capitoline Venus

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Origin and location of the original model for the bronze replica statue

The Capitoline Venus, discovered around 1667-1670 in the gardens of the Stazi family near the Basilica of San Vitale in Rome, was acquired by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752. He donated the statue to the Capitoline Museums. During the Napoleonic era, the statue was in the Louvre in Paris from 1797 to 1815. Since its return, it has been exhibited in the “Gabinetto della Venere” of the Palazzo Nuovo. The highly famous marble depiction of Venus dates back to the 2nd century BC. The Capitoline Venus is a type of Venus statue, one of several types of Venus pudica (others include the Venus de’ Medici), of which several examples exist. The type is ultimately derived from the Aphrodite of Knidos, created by Praxiteles. The Capitoline Venus and her variants can be recognised by the position of the arms: Standing up after bathing, Venus covers her breasts with her right hand and her groin with her left. The bronze replica statue that you can buy in our online shop is made in museum quality. Buy the antique replica to add to your personal or public statue collection. The bronze replica statue can be personalised using the base engraving.

Description

Antique bronze replica statue. Bronze casting 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.
 

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.
Buy a customised 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. Please let us know the details when you make your purchase.
 

Your very personal legacy

Our life-size bronze replica 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

Capitoline Venus
Item No.S13
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)188,5 cm x 62 cm x 62 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