photo of white plaster cast of sculpture of face of Demosthenes with curly hair and beard on black background
photo of white plaster cast of sculpture of face of Demosthenes with curly hair and beard on black background
photo of white plaster cast of sculpture of face of Demosthenes with curly hair and beard on black background
photo of white plaster cast of sculpture of face of Demosthenes with curly hair and beard on black background
photo of white plaster cast of sculpture of face of Demosthenes with curly hair and beard on black background
photo of white plaster cast of sculpture of face of Demosthenes with curly hair and beard on black background
$ 270.00

Demosthenes Mask - Item #259

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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12 Inches High x 9 Inches Wide x 6.25 Inches Deep 

Life-size mask. The Athenian statesman Demosthenes (384-322 B.C.E.) is recognized as one of the greatest orators of Ancient Greece. Thanks to a history of writing down and copying his speeches for posterity, records of Demosthenes's speeches provide us with excellent material for understanding life during that period of Greek history. The original bust in the Louvre is likely an inspired copy of an Ancient Greek statue by Polyeuktos from circa 280 B.C.E. The statue, located in the Vatican Museums, is a portrait of the man and depicts him with a beard and mustache and wearing a toga. Although his hands are missing, we know from ancient texts that they were clasped together. Demosthenes's slumped shoulders and furrowed brows indicate his focus on and stress in regards to the state of politics at the time. On the cast in our collection, we have left intact the seam lines created during the old moldmaking process used in the past. 

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris

Time Period: Ancient Roman, c. 2nd century C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 13522


Sources:

"Cast of a portrait statue of Demosthenes." Museum number CG.C.212. Ashmoleanhttps://collections.ashmolean.org/object/781121

"Demosthenes." Museum number 503. Museum of Classical Archaeology Databases. University of Cambridge, UK, https://museum.classics.cam.ac.uk/collections/casts/demosthenes.

"Demonsthenes." Slater Memorial Museumhttps://www.slatermuseum.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/the-plaster-cast-collection/online-cast-exhibition/p/~board/online-galleries/post/46-demonsthenes

Murphy, James J. "Demosthenes: Greek statesman and orator." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Demosthenes-Greek-statesman-and-orator.

"Portrait de Démosthène, homme politique athénien (384-322 avant J.-C.)." Museum number MR 458 or Ma 237. Louvre Museum: Atlas Databasehttp://cartelfr.louvre.fr/cartelfr/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=924

"Portrait of Demosthenes (384–322 B.C)." Museum number 1981.47. Yale University Art Galleryhttps://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/7192.

"Portrait of the Greek Orator Demosthenes." Museum number 2007.221. Harvard Art Museumshttps://hvrd.art/o/4842.

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.