photo of plaster cast of sculpture of an Amazon head- female with pulled-back wavy hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of an Amazon head- female with pulled-back wavy hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of an Amazon head- female with pulled-back wavy hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of an Amazon head- female with pulled-back wavy hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of an Amazon head- female with pulled-back wavy hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of an Amazon head- female with pulled-back wavy hair on dark gray surface with sketchbook and pencil beside it
$ 300.00

Amazon Head - Item #435

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

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13.5 Inches High x 9.25 Inches Wide x 10.5 Inches Deep

Life-size bust. According to Pliny the Elder, five sculptors competed against one another in the mid-5th century B.C.E. in hopes of winning the commission to sculpt a statue of a wounded Amazon for the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus (in modern-day Turkey). The competitors were supposedly Phidias, Polykleitos, Kresilas, Phradmon, and Kydon. Although the story may not be true, at least three statues of Amazons of the same size and style were created in fact around this time. The many surviving Roman copies of the statues - some complete and some fragmented - as well as additional heads are widely researched. The statues are categorized into types based on the few compositions. Noticeably, the hair and faces of all the Amazons are very similar and to the amateur eye, are barely able to be differentiated due to the artistic style utilized. The Amazons have wavy hair parted in the middle and gathered at the nape of the neck, and their faces are stoic and calm. Scholars have not come to a definitive conclusion as to which artists are responsible for the types, though they agree there are at least three types: the Mattei, the Sciarra (or Berlin or Lansdowne), and the Capitoline (or Sosikles). Based on the current research and comparisons of the heads, our cast is likely from the statue known as the Sciarra type, copies of which can be found in the museums noted below. In this type, the Amazon's chiton is only fastened at one shoulder, and both breasts are exposed. Her left arm rests on a pillar to which she slightly leans towards, and her right arm is up with her hand resting on her head. This raised arm reveals a wound near the right breast, depicted as droplets of blood.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Time Period: Ancient Roman, 1st-2nd century C.E.

 

Sources:

Grout, James. "The Wounded Amazon." Encyclopaedia Romana. University of Chicago, https://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/paganism/amazons.html

"Marble statue of a wounded Amazon." Museum number 32.11.4. The Metropolitan Museum of Arthttps://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/253373.

"Sciarra Amazon." Museum number IN 1568. Museums' Collections. Art Index Denmark, https://www.kulturarv.dk/mussam/VisGenstand.action?genstandId=7552391

Sengoku-Haga, Kyoko, et al. "Polykleitos and His Followers at Work: How the Doryphoros Was Used." Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy, XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes, October 2015, Los Angeles, CA, edited by Jens M. Daehner, Kenneth Lapatin, and Ambra Spinelli, J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute, November 2017, http://www.getty.edu/publications/artistryinbronze/the-artist/10-haga-et-al/

"Wounded Amazon of Polyklet of Argos." Museum number SK 7. SMB-digital. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=699156&viewType=detailView

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

Additional Information

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.