Belvedere Torso (Reduction) - Item #137
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
21 Inches High x 13 Inches Wide x 15 Inches Deep
The original is a marble sculpture of a male nude torso signed by the Athenian sculptor Apollonius, the son of Nestor, and was long thought to be a 1st-century B.C.E. original. It is now believed that Apollonius copied a 2nd century original. The torso had much influence on late renaissance, early baroque sculptors and was much studied by the likes of Michelangelo.
Museum: Pio Clementine Museum, Vatican City
Time Period: Greek
1911 Catalog ID # - 3600