This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 11.5″ x Width 6 1/2″ Marble Dimensions:4 1/2″ X 4″ Height without base: 10 Weight :7 LBS Inventory : 17YDZ0023871 The Renaissance developed the Greek deity Chronos (Saturn in Latin) into the personification we know as Father Time, here presented as a winged elder leaning on a crutch. The oversize hands and the scumbled effect of areas such as the beard, in emulation of Venetian painting, are characteristic of the Paduan sculptor Agostino Zoppo. The style is precisely that of statuettes he cast in relief for a monument of 1547 in the Palazzo della Ragione, which the Paduans thought they were erecting to their native son the ancient Roman writer Titus Livius, apparently without realizing that the older epitaph to which the sculptures were joined actually honors a fourteenth-century freed slave, Tito Livio Halys. Zoppo’s bronzes on that monument represent Eternity and Minerva. Our Chronos no doubt comes from the tomb of an as-yet unidentified Paduan humanist for which classical subject matter would have been devised as an appropriate accompaniment. A Sibyl in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection (see 1978.422), less attractive but exhibiting the same technical features as Chronos, almost certainly belonged to the same dismantled tomb. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. The item “Cronus (Saturn), Father of Greek (Roman) Gods Bronze Sculpture Hand Made Statue” is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Reproduction Antiques”. The seller is “bronze_deal” and is located in Westbury, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Condition : This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 12″ x Width 7″. Marble Dimensions: Diameter 7″ Height without base: 11″. Kronos is the son of Ouranos and Gaea, the youngest of the Titans. Cronos overthrew his father, with the help of his mother, and became the supreme ruler of the universe. He then married Rhea, his sister, who gave birth to the great Gods. To prevent the reocurrence of his father’s fate, he swallowed each of his children as they were born. However, when his last son, Zeus, was born, Rhea hid the infant on the island of Crete, and instead gave Kronos a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes. When Zeus became old enough, he challenged his father, and forced him to vomit up his siblings Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera and Hestia. The Cyclopse, who were freed by Zeus, fashioned the famous thunderbolts and lightning for Zeus as a sign of gratitude. These weapons were instrumental in the defeat of the Titans (in a battle known as teh Titanomachy) by Zeus and his siblings. 100% bronze and handmade. This sculpture was cast using the “Lost Wax Method” in a brown patina. It is mounted on a oval black marble base and is signed by artist Milo. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. The item “Apollo Belvedere Zeus Artemis Greek Mythology Hand Made by Lost Wax Bronze Statu” is in sale since Friday, July 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Metalware\Bronze”. The seller is “european_finery” and is located in Westbury, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.