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Erechtheion Caryatid



Caryatid of the Erechtheion life-size statue

This large statue of a standing woman is a caryatid from the Erechtheion temple on the Acropolis of Athens. The Erechtheion is famous for its porch, which is supported by six larger-than-life figures of girls instead of columns. Also known as the Caryatids, they are named after the city of Karyai on the Peloponnese. It is unclear who they depict. Stylistically, the Erechtheion Caryatids belong to the so-called Rich Style.

The six caryatids are labelled alphabetically by scholars from caryatid A to caryatid F. The bronze statue offered here is caryatid C. This was the second from the left in the front row and is the best preserved compared to the other caryatids. It came to the British Museum in London in 1816 as part of the so-called Elgin Marbles. There, two years later, a plaster cast was made on behalf of the Danish sculptor Berthel Thorvaldsen and extensively restored by Thorvaldsen. In particular, Thorvaldsen added missing parts to the head, the forearms and the garment on the hands, feet and plinth. The bronze statue offered here is based on the model restored by Thorvaldsen.
Buy the life-size replica statue with a height of 235 centimetres in our online shop. You can order it as a bronze cast, marble cast or as a newly cast statue.


Buy antique statue, cast bronze in museum quality online

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 made in London around 1818 of the original in the version restored by Bertel Thorvaldsen.

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 simulates the patina of well to preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with patina samples in advance.

Individualisation of the statue

Every statue purchased from our online shop has its base engraved 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

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. 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 developed, which continued 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

Erechtheion Caryatid
Item No.S20
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)235 cm x 82 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£33,800.00