Lid of the Sarcophagus of Palenque


Lid of the Sarcophagus of Palenque

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Museum Replica | Art Casting | Handmade | Reduction | Format 49 x 27 cm | Suspension Device

Lid of the Sarcophagus of Palenque

Original: stone, around 600 A.D., Museo de Ruinas, Palenque. Replica, ready to hang, reduction, 49 x 27 cm.

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An art work that is cut in from a stone or wooden surface, not modeled in the round.

According to the degree of projection one can distinguish between low-relief or bas-relief and high relief. The sunk relief is a common form of reliefs in Ancient Egypt, where the depicted scenes were cut into the stone or wood surface.

Among the most famous reliefs are the works of the Florentine master Lorenzo Ghiberti. He created, among others, the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, called by Michelangelo the "Gates of Paradise".

Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialized art foundries.

Cast stone
Equivalent of artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.

Cold cast bronze
Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

ARA wooden copy
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material which has typical wood characteristics: density, workability, color and surface structure.

Ceramic casting
As a rule castable clay is used in ceramic casting, which then is fired and possibly glazed. Plaster molds are often used instead of the usual rubber molds in ceramic casting and in porcelain production.

Bronze casting
In this case, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

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Bronze casting
Lost-wax casting technique

The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image 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, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

The Indian people of the Maya were the bearers of a highly sophisticated culture. They inhabited the area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.

The Mayan culture had its heyday in the classical period from 300 to 900. In the post-classical period (900 - 1540), the Mayan culture experienced a new flourishing under the influence of the Toltecs.

The art of the Maya takes a leading position among the Mesoamerican cultures. Pyramids, temples and palaces were richly decorated with reliefs which bore witness to the masterly Maya sculpture. Only a few murals have survived the turmoil of centuries.

The ceramic artist of the Maya usually created small, finely modeled, partially painted clay figures, vessels and bowls. Pendants, beads, earrings etc. were crafted from jade.