ACHILLES BRONZE BUST

In Greek mythology, Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Achilles was the son of the nymph Thetis and Peleus, the king of the Myrmidons. Zeus and Poseidon had been rivals for the hand of Thetis until Prometheus, the fore-thinker, warned Zeus of a prophecy that Thetis would bear a son greater than his father. For this reason, the two gods withdrew their pursuit, and had her wed Peleus. This piece shows the grim-faced hero in his wargear. The helmet is decorated along the crest in a Greek maeandros style and the hair beaded in a typically Archaic style. This bust, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method, therefore each piece is unique. It was made in Greece, stands 43 centimeters high, 26 centimeters width, and weighs approximately 15 kg.

 

Details:

Condition: New, Handmade in Greece.

Material: Bronze

Height: 43cm (16.9")

Width: 26cm (10.2")

Weight: 15 kg

Please be aware that, due to the fact that our products are either individually cast, carved, painted and hand finished, there will inevitably be minor variations in size, colour and texture.(254)