The Aphrodite Of Emesa: Miniature Marble Sculpture And Religious Life In Roman Syria
His figure 13, a small grainy photograph in which the head is hard to see, is the only one ever to be published by scholars. Both statue heads and much of their upper extremities were also recovered at the site and will be restored. Aphrodite is depicted without her current restored arms, which are 18th-century additions.
The condition is good but does show age related flaking and wear.
Both statue heads and much of their upper extremities were also recovered at the site.
Aphrodite Marble Statues
Aphrodite came really good, looks better in person, my dad loves her!!
Polychromy in ancient statues and the whiteness of marble without paint has made both the Roman and Greek antiquity seem like CC
Some stress cracks, including some on the reverse radiating from the possible remains of an iron pin and across her upper back. Digging one other domestic structure and three rock-cut shaft tombs, they discovered installations for cooking and storage, occupational remains such as pottery and animal bones, an iron sword, ceramic oil lamps and human bones intermixed with personal adornments and jewelry. Measures 11.25Â” tall and is made of a mixture of marble, alabaster and resin. Lifecasting is the process of creating an exact three-dimensional copy of a living human body, using an involved, twelve-step molding and casting technique. They are rubbery plastic of some sort, and have been glued to hardpoints on the statue. The face and most of the body of the statue are completely washed away.
Textual evidence appears to point to a date of acquisition no more precise than sometime in the first half of the 16th century. It arrived with the bird at the ankle broken off, but it was a clean break and glued back on just as cleanly and is not noticeable; there is fragility to the statue. In what little attention these statuettes have received, scholars have listed up to 10 extant specimens, but a closer look has uncovered dozens, many of which have surfaced on the art market in recent years. Small drips of paint on the lower part of the sculpture, primarily on the reverse.
He has worked as a writer on the subject, as well as being a musician himself. The team found the fragments of the statues adjacent to the staircase of the house, which turned out to be more of an urban villa. Daryl is interested in cultural, social and political history.
Statue is exactly as pictured, with a creamy finish, detail is soft and lovely, about as heavy as a can of soda but 2.5 times taller.
From then on, it was simply assumed that the head was a cleverly grafted replacement carried out by a skillful eighteenth-century restorer. Imbued with unmatched realism, our exclusive is cast in high-quality, fiberglass-reinforced resin, with an authentic finish that is sure to add wonder and beauty to any garden or spa.
Some restorations to the drapery now lost, including a small section in front near the abdomen and near the proper right arm. Fiberstone is a mixture of sand and stones cast into the surface using terrazzo-like techniques. I love it, good packaging, the sculpture and doves are intact! Updates and additions stemming from research and imaging activities are ongoing, with new content added each week. He has always had a strong interest in writing, particularly about history, politics, the environment or culture. Adapted for such a use, the badly marred surface of the statue is the result of prolonged exposure to the elements. Cast in bonded marble resin, this nude female figurine is a stunning piece for any collection. A handheld glass vial in visible on her left leg, probably from another figure now lost. She wears a thin chiton girded just below the breasts, and her himation (cloak), which must have been draped over the missing left arm, falls in thick folds between her legs. Digging one other domestic structure and three rock-cut shaft tombs, the researchers discovered installations for cooking and storage, occupational remains such as pottery and animal bones, an iron sword, ceramic oil lamps and human bones intermixed with personal adornments and jewelry.
425 Marble statue of the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Roman : Venus)
The goddess of love is shown as though surprised at her bath. TheyÂ’re not resin, and theyÂ’re not really part of the statue. Roman sculptors who looked to it as the ideal of beauty, proportion, and grace. All the pieces have been recovered at the site, however, so the statues can be restored. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. Ready to seduce as a focal point for your gallery, elegant spa bath or formal living Â… The materials donÂ’t match Â— at anything closer than a glance, you can tell that something is not right with the doves. Reason: her (the statueÂ’s) naked back had dried cuts at 3-4 places, her right thigh was whittled, visually with a tip of a knife blade. Standing with her weight on one leg and clothed in a voluminous gown, this statue of a goddess looks off to her left.
This objective makes the discovery of the statues, while remarkable, also unexpected. Not really top heavy, more like weight is distributed evenly.
Some minor losses and flaking along veins in the marble on her neck and chest. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was considered one of the finest ancient works in existence.
His figure 13, a small grainy photograph in which the head is hard to see, is the only one ever to be published by scholars. Both statue heads and much of their upper extremities were also recovered at the site and will be restored. Aphrodite is depicted without her...firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministrator Stone Restoration Blog