The Dancer Antonio Canova Museum Copy Sculpture Statue

The Dancer Antonio Canova Museum Copy  Sculpture Statue
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Need it sooner? You may choose the upgrade option in your shopping basket when you check out. Please choose the correct option, depending on your country. made in greece – handmade – very detailed lk4/4 Dimensions (approximately): Height : 25 cm ( 9.84 in) Weight: 390 gr (0.82 lb) Material & Manufacture process: Cast Alabaster Cast Alabaster statues are made from a material in which natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. ‘labaster was very widely used for small sculpture for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in Ancient Greece , Egypt and Mesopotamia . The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn’t have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents. Please note: Our statues are not carved. The alabaster we use is not the calcite alabaster variety which is also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster, or Oriental alabaster. Natural marble statues are hand carved and command a very hefty price. Our product offerings are intended to be affordable to the majority public. Our statue is a copy (in smaller scale) of the famous marble sculpture known as The Dancer , by Antonio Canova, carved 1819-1823,. which is exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, dc, usa .Reflecting the early 19th century’s obsession with classic antiquity and the female form, even a dancer sculpture becomes an almost ethereal Greek goddess at the hands of Italian Antonio Canova.

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