Chatsworth Apollo Head Replica

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a resin-based replica of the Chatsworth Head of Apollo.

This astonishing jesmonite replica is handmade in the UK and is moulded from an original bronze sculpture which was once owned by the Duke of Devonshire and preserved in a collection at Chatsworth House, and is now housed in the British Museum.

The replica is based on a 5th century BC statue which was slightly above life size. The early Classical Greek-style head was discovered by peasants as part of a complete statue in Tamassos, Cyprus, at a site at which later excavations revealed a sanctuary dedicated to Apollo which, along with the size of the body and the long curly locks of hair, gives rise to the identification of the head as the god himself. The body of the statue broke apart as it was removed from the ground, and the metal was sold for scrap, but the head was preserved.

The ancient Greek god Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. He was the god of music and poetry, and was closely associated with the sun. The centre for his worship was based at Delphi, where Apollo undertook the protection of the oracle and occasionally passed the skill of divination to others.

A magnificent ornament for any lover of ancient Greek art.

  • Product Code: CMCR74520
  • Product Weight: 6.7Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • Dimensions: H43 x W26 x L23cm
  • Material: Jesmonite
  • Postage Weight: 18.90 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a resin-based replica of the Chatsworth Head of Apollo.

This astonishing jesmonite replica is handmade in the UK and is moulded from an original bronze sculpture which was once owned by the Duke of Devonshire and preserved in a collection at Chatsworth House, and is now housed in the British Museum.

The replica is based on a 5th century BC statue which was slightly above life size. The early Classical Greek-style head was discovered by peasants as part of a complete statue in Tamassos, Cyprus, at a site at which later excavations revealed a sanctuary dedicated to Apollo which, along with the size of the body and the long curly locks of hair, gives rise to the identification of the head as the god himself. The body of the statue broke apart as it was removed from the ground, and the metal was sold for scrap, but the head was preserved.

The ancient Greek god Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. He was the god of music and poetry, and was closely associated with the sun. The centre for his worship was based at Delphi, where Apollo undertook the protection of the oracle and occasionally passed the skill of divination to others.

A magnificent ornament for any lover of ancient Greek art.

  • Product Code: CMCR74520
  • Product Weight: 6.7Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • Dimensions: H43 x W26 x L23cm
  • Material: Jesmonite
  • Postage Weight: 18.90 Kg
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