GIAMBOLOGNA NUDE FLYING MERCURY BROWN PATINA BRONZE STATUE ON MARBLE BASE LARGE
Total Dimensions: Height 23'' x Width 12'' Approximate Weight: 15 LBS Original Reproduction: ReproductionThis is a bronze replica of Giovanni Bologna`s "Hermes (The Flying Mercury)". It depicts Hermes standing on a column of air coming from the mouth of Zephyr, creating an illusion of floating. Many people believe that the modern medical symbol, a staff with two coiled snakes, is derived from the staff of Asklepios - but that is incorrect. In fact that modern symbol is derived from the caduceus (magical wand) of Hermes, a short stick or staff with two snakes coiled around it. The reason for this may be due to Hermes` link with alchemy - alchemists were, at one time, referred to as the Sons of Hermes and alchemy blended in with early medical practice. He is caught in racing upwards in a winged fury to deliver his message to the gods. The emphasis on refined surface and cool elegance and beauty implicates Bologna`s Mannerist style. This rendition was cast using the age-old technique of lost-wax casting and finished with a brown patina stain. It stands communicating the fables and messages of the antiquated gods upon a black marble base with the artist`s signature.
Качество исполнения великолепное, я в восторге, очень филигранная работа, каждый мелкий элемент тщательно проработан. Это уже моя десятая покупка у "Бронзхаус". Я успеваю выбрать и приобрести статуэтку в период действия акций, в своём выборе ни разу не разочаровывался, так же радуют своим внимательным и ответственным отношением к покупателям сотрудники "Бронзхаус". Искренне рекомендую всем ценителям и эстетам, останетесь довольны!
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Love this little statue. It’s well made and really quite beautiful
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I bought this beautifuly detailed piece after seeing it over a year ago. I was very happy to be able to add it to my small collection, it will be treasured. It wasn't my first purchase from Bronzhaus, they offer good prices, great quality, quick delivery and package very well. Many thanks.
This bronze rhino sculpture is awesome! It is a Dali design and it is of high-quality. I love it! It is one of my favorite sculptures in my collection. The seller is great and ships fast.
Beautiful bronze casting of the American National Bird. The Bald Eagle. I have seen many of these Eagles in Alaska, and this casting catches all the features of this beautiful bird. The marble base is also of great quality, which adds to the overall superb presentation. I highly recommend the BRONZHAUS to anyone contemplating a fine quality, and eye "catching" display piece.
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The Winged Victory of Samothrace is an elegant piece of work; detailed, true to the original sitting in the Louvre, Paris. It is substantial in both weight and size, and the quality of workmanship and finishing is stunning. I bought this work a a present for my beloved brother and his wife, who are celebrating their 40 wedding anniversary this coming May; after having seen this piece, I have no doubt whatever that they will be left speechless, and breathless. In fact, I like it so well that I think I shall buy another for myself; I just simply can't bring myself to ship it off! Thank you so much Bronzehaus, your efforts most certainly do justice to one of the most famous sculptures in existence in the world today.
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I was impressed with the size, weight and detail of this sculpture. These creatures are fierce and intimidating and this sculpture shows that. I highly recommend it!
This is one of at least a dozen Western Bronzes I have ordered from Bronzhaus. Every one has not disappointed. The buffalo may be my favorite. The detail is amazing. It was a great price and fast shipping. You cant go wrong ordering from this company.
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What material are your sculptures made out of?
All of our sculptures are made from100% hot cast bronze, and handmade in the ancient lost wax casting method. We never sell cheap cold cast sculptures or resins!
What is the difference between hot cast and cold cast bronzes?
Hot cast bronze is created by pouring a molten metal mixture into a mold. Before the metal can be poured, our artists must first create the mold on a medium such as clay, rubber, or wood. Each mold allows for a limited number of pours, and therefore a limited amount of sculptures can be created in any given round of production before the mold is destroyed and the artist must create a new mold.
Cold cast is actually made from resins and plastics which are painted over. They are cheaper, lighter, and less durable.
Generally speaking, hot cast bronzes are very time consuming and limited in their production, whereas cold cast resins can be mass produced and are inexpensive to create.
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Custom work is available in some cases. Please contact us with the details of the job.
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Unfortunately, we do not buy pieces from the public. To ensure the highest quality, we only sell brand new pieces that we commission ourselves, or buy directly from artists and manufacturers we know and trust.
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