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Lycian Apollo



Lycian Apollo – Original statue for replica

The type of Apollo Lyceus, also known as the Lycian Apollo, which goes back to Praxiteles, is known from many small figurines, as well as from full-size statues and Athenian coins from the 1st century BC.
This is a type of statue of Apollo showing the god resting on a support (a tree trunk or tripod), with his right forearm touching the crown of his head and his hair fastened in plaits on the top of his head in a hairstyle typical of childhood.
The name Lyceus comes from a lost work described by Lucian as being exhibited in the Lyceum, one of the grammar schools of Athens, although it is not attributed to any sculptor. According to Lucian, the god, who is leaning on a support with the bow in his left hand and his right hand resting on his head, is depicted “as if resting after long exertion”.
The version of the Lycian Apollo offered in our online shop is based on the plaster cast of a Roman copy from the second quarter of the 2nd century AD – after the Greek original attributed to Praxiteles. The Roman copy was discovered in Smyrna and ended up in the Louvre. There, in 1901, the plaster cast was made directly from the Louvre version. Over time, the characteristic pose with one arm resting above the head has been equated with “resting” in many works of art, regardless of whether they depict men or women.


Antique statue, cast bronze in museum quality

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 1901 from the original in the Louvre.

Buy cast marble & marble sculptures from a 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.

Patination of the Lycian Apollo statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that the bronze undergoes over time.
weather differently 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.

Personalisation of the statue purchased in the online shop

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

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 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

Lycian Apollo
Item No.S24
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)231,5 cm x 90 cm x 72 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