Borghese Dancers - Item #193
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
30 Inches High x 74 Inches Wide
The five figures were once interpreted as the Hours or the Graces and also called the Nuptial Chorus, but they have since been deemed simply "dancers". They hold hands while moving gracefully in front of a wall with a row of Corinthian pilasters. Napoleon purchased this relief as part of the Borghese Collection in 1807 and it was showcased in the Louvre by 1820. Prior to its purchase, it was displayed in the Villa Borghese starting in the early 17th century. The relief is a Neo-Attic sculpture, so-called because the Greeks and Romans were imitating earlier Archaic and Classical Greek art.
P. P. Caproni & Brother identified this relief in their catalogs as "Bacchantes Dancing."
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Time Period: Ancient Roman - Neo-Attic, 1st century B.C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 7085