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This famous marble Farnese Atlas sculpture is stunning. Atlas Farnese is a marble sculpture 2.1 meters high. Among them, the globe carried by Atlas is 65 cm in diameter. This artwork represents the giant Atlas under pressure. Trevi artists were able to fully replicate the look of this sculpture. If you are interested in this sculpture, please contact us immediately.Get Price Call Us Now
The Farnese Atlas is a Roman marble statue from the 2nd century AD. This sculpture depicts Atlas holding a celestial sphere. This statue may be a copy of earlier Hellenistic work. And, it is the oldest surviving Atlas statue. Atlas, the Titan in Greek mythology, appeared in early Greek vase paintings. The Atlas statue is also the earliest known artwork depicting classical constellations. The sculpture is now in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.
The Rhodian sculptor Heliodoros carved this marble artwork in the late 2nd century AD. The statue dates back to the Roman Empire around 150 AD. And the sculpture appeared later than Claudius Ptolemy’s “Astronomy”. The globe shows the manifestation of night, marked by the presence of constellations visible on its surface. But it has long been believed that the constellations that correspond to the celestial sphere are those of early Greek astrology, especially those in the works of Hipparchus in the 2nd century BC.
In Greek mythology, Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and Clemens of Oceania (or Asia). And he is also the brother of Prometheus (creator of mankind). In the first volume of Homer’s Odyssey, Atlas appears to be a sea creature supporting the pillars that divide heaven and earth. In the battle of the Titans, the Titans, including Atlas, were hostile to the Olympians. In the end, the war ended in the defeat of the Titans. And Atlas was also punished by Zeus, always raising the sky in the westernmost part of the world.
Trevi artists have superb carving skills. They learned to carve marble carving techniques from an early age. In particular, many artists are very good at carving ancient Greek mythological figures. Our artist gate is from Quyang, the hometown of sculpture. We all know that Quyang has a long history of marble carving. These legendary carving skills have been passed down from generation to generation from ancestors. Our artists have inherited this skill. There is no doubt that they deeply love the art and give life to marble.
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