Item Description
Parthenon Building Architecture Relief,wall plaque

Parthenon Building Architecture Relief

Size: 13 X 7 X 1.5
Item Type: wall plaque
Material: bonded stone
Weight (lbs): 3.6 lbs, ship wt: 6 lbs, ship box: 15x11x3

Athens, Greece, 447 – 432 B.C.
The Parthenon is the great temple of Athena Parthenos, the chief goddess and protectress of Athens. The Parthenon is the highest achievement of ancient Greek classical art and the most significant and representative monument of the Athenian democracy at the height of its glory. The Parthenon was built in the 5th century BC on the Acropolis of Athens and replaced an older temple of Athena, called the Pre-Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon was also used as a treasury. In the 6th century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted into a mosque in the early 1460s. On September 28, 1687, an Ottoman ammunition dump inside the building was ignited by Venetian bombardment. The resulting explosion severely damaged the Parthenon and its sculptures. In 1806, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed some of the surviving sculptures, with Ottoman permission. These sculptures, now known as the Elgin or Parthenon Marbles, were sold in 1816 to the British Museum in London, where they are now displayed





About Us and The History of How its Done

As far as we know, the history of art reproductions takes us back to Imperial Rome where bronze and marble reproductions of greek masterpieces served as decoration for lavish Roman villas and gardens.The art of casting is thousands of years old: terracottas, bronzes and ancient glass were cast from molds.Closer to our time in themid-18th century coinciding with the search for new artistic styles which took inspiration from the roots of classic art (neoclassicism) and the discovery of Herculaneumin 1738 and Pompeii in 1748, archaeological reproductions reappeared all over Europe. As a result of French expeditions to Egypt during the nineteenth century, a casting facility was set up next to the Louvre Museum where many important archaeological pieces from ancient Egypt were reproduced. Following the example of the Louvre, other leading European museums began to reproduce some of the masterpieces in their collections thus initiating a trend that continues until today.

For the making of art reproductions, our company has chosen masterpieces from the best museums all over the world–The Louvre, The British Museum, The National Museum of Athens, The Egyptian Museumat Cairo, The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, etc.Working to obtain very fine pieces, up to the last detail,we only use materials and techniques that can achieve the best quality in reproducing original works of art. Our sculptures are cast ina variety of mediums –bonded stone, polyresins, bronze, etc.The finish of each reproduction, alway hand-made and showing craftsmanship and historical sense, is the work of an artisan. It is the task of our company to present to the people of today the legacy of those ancient civilizations with all the beauty and mystery of our ancestors, again in front of our eyes and at the reach of our hands

Most of our items are original artworks created by our sculptors, carved out of clay, stone, or wood. Here, one of our sculptors carves our T-16 Degas Little Dancer using sculpting clay.
Once the original is carved, a mold is made, usually out of silicon. Here a casting of the Egyptian Goddess Selket is taken from a silicon mold.
Crushed stone in a liquid resin medium is poured into a silicon mold where it solidifies into a hard stone that reproduces all the detail and texture of the original.
All the finishes are done by hand. Many finishes include color detailing, a labor intensive process where colors are applied with small brushes by our skilled artisans.
Almost all of our items come with a history card or string histry card that provides background on the history, mythology, location and main characteristics of the ancient original.
Many items come boxed in elegant color gift boxes. We are progressibly including more items in color boxes.



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