Hermes Flying Mercury and Pandora Bronze Sculpture Statue Figurine by Brousse
Total Dimensions: Height 17'' x Width 7'' Approximate Weight: 12 LBS Original Reproduction: ReproductionThis is an exquisitely detailed hot cast bronze sculpture rendition of hermes/mercury and pandora. The remarkable sculpture of two figures are balanced practically on mercury’s toes achieved by solid casting mercury’s foot and toes as part of the base and joining them, as a unit at his thigh. Assorted mythological tales describe the aura of pandora. Pandora was the image of a perfect, beautiful woman. It is believed that zeus appointed hephaestus to create her. She was formed from earth and water and arose from the earth, inanimate and naked - a perfect parthenos. pandora was then adorned with gifts from all of the gods, clothed in gold, jewels, and elaborate garments. Pandora was sent to earth flown by Hermes/Mercury with a box, named pandora’s box, and given to epimetheus as a wife. Pandora was sent to punish the human race because Prometheus gave them the gift of fire that was stolen from the gods. Before Pandora there was no evil, no sickness or death and no labor. The world was perfect. Pandora`s box is the vessel she brought to earth. It contained all of the evils which she released onto humanity, leaving only hope behind. 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 Brousse.
I bought this bronze recently.it is beautiful I am really pleased with it and would recommend the company as it was delivered in a very short time and in perfect condition.
The bronze Pieta is an extra ordinary replica of the original sculpture which I have observed at St. Peter's Basical at the Vaticn in Rome. It is the centerpiece of my bronze collection, and it's 15"hieght is t ruly awe inspiring. At the original price it was a fair to good price. At the 50% sale price I considered it an amazing bargain...
Excellent sculptures for excellent price ! Thank you
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Very good piece of art
What a sculpture it looks like the Stag is in my house. I love it.
As far as weight, I meant to say, "NOT debilitatingly so"
I absolutely love this piece, it sits on display prominently in my home. It's quality is top notch, and ofcourse very heavy as it's bronze. But debilitating so. Packaging as always couldn't have been better. Every piece I've ever purchased from bronzhaus has always been well packaged and high quality.
Thank you to the artist aswell. I own several of their pieces.
I’m very pleased with details
Pose and quality
This is a beautiful work of art. I did have a problem, however. The sculpture was received upside down because no marking on the box to keep any side up. Three of the wings of the eagle on the left side facing were bent inward and out of alignment with the rest of the wings. I had to straighten them using blocks and a very large c-clamp to move the wings without cracking. I didn't refuse the delivery because it wasn't the carrier's fault that it was received in this condition. The packaging is otherwise great to try to protect the sculpture. Overall, I'm pleased it arrived in one piece and looks great after repair!
I just received the Indian Eagle sculpture...it is breathtaking. The detail and elegance of the piece surpasses my expectation. I hope to purchase the companion piece in the very near future.
An absolutely beautiful piece of art that truly makes me happy! As a retired Colonel in the USAF, the Eagle is a symbol of my service, and having this one just feels right - great work, great packaging, and fast shipment.
I like it alot, I wish you had a larger version of this.
It's a very nice dragon sculpture. Got it for my daughter's birthday. I think she'll love it.
Love this beautiful...and beautifully made sculpture
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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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