museum replica | certificate | cast | patinated | size total 10.5 x 9 x 19 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 0.9 kg
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Sculpture "Lion's Weight Susa", cast
Unlike the Babylonians and the Elamites, for whom stone weights in the shape of ducks were common, the Assyrians preferred weights made of bronze in the shape of lying lions, which found their place on a rectangular base. The handle was intended to facilitate use.
The original of this magnificent animal sculpture was discovered in 1901 during excavations by Jacques de Morgan in the Acropolis of Susa. Original: Bronze, Iran, 5th century BC, Achaemenid period, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Replica made of hand-patinated resin. With certificate of authenticity. Size including pedestal 10.5 x 9 x 19 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 0.9 kg.
Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialised art foundries.
Similar to artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.
Bonded Bronze (Cold-Cast-Bronze)
Bronze powder is polymer-bonded. Special polishing and patination techniques give the surface of the casting an appearance similar to the bronze.
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material that features typical wood characteristics: density, workability, colour and surface structure.
Ceramic Mould Casting
Ceramic mould casting usually requires the use of casting clay, which is then fired and optionally glazed. Instead of the usual rubber moulds, plaster moulds are often used in ceramic casting and porcelain production.
Cast Bronze (Lost-Wax Casting)
For the cast bronze, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.
A true-to-the-original reproduction of an artwork in the same size and with the best possible material and colour uniformity.
The mould is usually taken directly from the original so that the replication reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replication, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.
A replication of ars mundi is a recognizable copy of the original.
A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.
While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, in bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually, it is made of clay or other easily mouldable materials.
The prime time of sculpture after the Greek and Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Contemporary artists such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz also enriched sculptures with outstanding works.