Replica of the “Pileatus” Dacian of Boboli

June 2016

The Executive Chairman of the Bucharest’s Contemporary Cultural Identity Association, Florin C. Pȃrlea, together with the Professor of History of Roman Art at the University of Perpignon, France, as well as Honorary President of the Association Leonard Velcescu, came to visit us in the Gallery to propose a project: the desire of the Romanian people to have a faithful replica of one of the statues of a Dacian nobleman in original size, kept in the Boboli Garden in Florence, to be placed in a Bucharest Square.

After signing the agreement, the Studio of Sculpture Bazzanti has detected the model and started the complicated search for the marble. A “Red Laguna” block was selected from a quarry in Turkey that was sent to the Studio for execution at the “points” of the statue.

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The roman original sculpture in the Boboli Garden of Florence.

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Selecting the marble block.

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The marble block delivered to our marble Studio.

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The marble block delivered to our marble Studio.

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The marble block delivered to our marble Studio.

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The representatives of the Association in the Gallery.

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The representatives of the Association in the Gallery.

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The sculpture after the “sbozzo”at our Studio in Carrara.

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The sculpture after the “sbozzo”at our Studio in Carrara.

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The Committee while examining satisfied the job.

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The Committee while examining satisfied the job.

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Celebrating the completion of first phase in Carrara’s restaurant.