Auriga of Delfi

 

Lost-wax casting of bronze statuary sculpture molded from the original by Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli
Work in a limited edition
 
Height: 5′ 10.9″

Description

Is one of the most famous bronzes of Classical Greece, created around 475 b.C. It is in the Delphi’s Archeological Museum. The statue was discovered during the excavation of the Sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, and was a part of a quadriga ordered by the Gela tyrant Polyzalos di Deinomedes in 478 or 474 b.C., probably to celebrate a victory in a chariot race.
The sculptor probably was Sotade di Tespie or Pitagoras di Reggio.
The mold used to execute the bronze work using the lost-wax casting process was produced directly on the original, and is currently in the collection of the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli

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Dimensions 50 x 40 x 180 cm
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