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The Dancing Faun of Pompeii necklace pendant

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This pendant is an extremely accurate 3D laser-scanned, 3D printed, and hand-cast reduction of the face of the bronze Dancing Faun of Pompeii, which was found on October 26, 1830 in the ruins of the most opulent Roman home discovered at Pompeii—the House of the Faun, as it later became known, which was also home to the Alexander Mosaic.

The Faun is thought to be either a 2nd-century Greek original, or a very high-quality Roman copy.

Upon its discovery, as Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny write in Taste and the Antique, "The fame of this small bronze was instantaneous ... its first cataloger described it as the finest bronze to have been excavated at Pompeii and compared it to the Barberini Faun." The original has been housed at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ever since its discovery.

The Faun's small size made it ideal for reproduction and for decorating gardens and drawing rooms. Victorians raved about the Faun, no doubt with assurances like that from the Naples museum, which advised that "the Faun was ecstatic and not in the intoxicated condition of various other bronze Fauns from Herculaneum and Pompeii…"

His smiling face is framed by his wild beard, hair, and goat horns, and is decorated with a wreath of acorns.

In 2013 I spent a week working at the Skulpturhalle Basel plaster cast museum in Basel, Switzerland, where I 3D laser-scanned a high fidelity 19th-century plaster cast of the original Dancing Faun of Pompeii. I’ve now prepared the resulting 3D data—the first of its kind—for 3D printing wax patterns which are then hand cast in a variety of precious and semi-precious metals in the traditional lost-wax casting method.

A 2,200 year-old design, you can now wear the Faun's smiling face around your neck, in a variety of materials.

1 1/8" wide x 1 1/2" tall

Includes an 18" black silicone cord, and the pendant's bale is large enough to accommodate a variety of chains and cording materials.

This pendant takes me around 12 days to produce before I can ship it to you. Sometimes I can get them done faster, and occasionally I have some pieces in stock. So if you need something quickly, please contact me before placing an order and I can let you know what's possible.

For delivery outside the US, please contact me before placing an order.

Note: Materials other than gold and platinum may tarnish, but can be polished bright again with a soft cloth. The steel/bronze alloy will oxidize, but can also be buffed with a soft cloth or even fine sandpaper to make bright again and bring out highlights. There is color and sheen variation from piece to piece in the steel/bronze alloy. The patterns and colors of the patinated finish option will vary from piece to piece.

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This pendant is an extremely accurate 3D laser-scanned, 3D printed, and hand-cast reduction of the face of the bronze Dancing Faun of Pompeii, which was found on October 26, 1830 in the ruins of the most opulent Roman home discovered at Pompeii—the House of the Faun, as it later became known, which was also home to the Alexander Mosaic.

The Faun is thought to be either a 2nd-century Greek original, or a very high-quality Roman copy.

Upon its discovery, as Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny write in Taste and the Antique, "The fame of this small bronze was instantaneous ... its first cataloger described it as the finest bronze to have been excavated at Pompeii and compared it to the Barberini Faun." The original has been housed at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ever since its discovery.

The Faun's small size made it ideal for reproduction and for decorating gardens and drawing rooms. Victorians raved about the Faun, no doubt with assurances like that from the Naples museum, which advised that "the Faun was ecstatic and not in the intoxicated condition of various other bronze Fauns from Herculaneum and Pompeii…"

His smiling face is framed by his wild beard, hair, and goat horns, and is decorated with a wreath of acorns.

In 2013 I spent a week working at the Skulpturhalle Basel plaster cast museum in Basel, Switzerland, where I 3D laser-scanned a high fidelity 19th-century plaster cast of the original Dancing Faun of Pompeii. I’ve now prepared the resulting 3D data—the first of its kind—for 3D printing wax patterns which are then hand cast in a variety of precious and semi-precious metals in the traditional lost-wax casting method.

A 2,200 year-old design, you can now wear the Faun's smiling face around your neck, in a variety of materials.

1 1/8" wide x 1 1/2" tall

Includes an 18" black silicone cord, and the pendant's bale is large enough to accommodate a variety of chains and cording materials.

This pendant takes me around 12 days to produce before I can ship it to you. Sometimes I can get them done faster, and occasionally I have some pieces in stock. So if you need something quickly, please contact me before placing an order and I can let you know what's possible.

For delivery outside the US, please contact me before placing an order.

Note: Materials other than gold and platinum may tarnish, but can be polished bright again with a soft cloth. The steel/bronze alloy will oxidize, but can also be buffed with a soft cloth or even fine sandpaper to make bright again and bring out highlights. There is color and sheen variation from piece to piece in the steel/bronze alloy. The patterns and colors of the patinated finish option will vary from piece to piece.

cosmowenman.com
cosmo.wenman[at]gmail.com
twitter.com/CosmoWenman

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(41)
Reviewed by Jasmine Hall
5 out of 5 stars
May 17, 2018
So beautiful I love it!!
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5 out of 5 stars
Aug 2, 2017
Very dope pieces! Will definitely be buying more!
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Reviewed by minervamoses
5 out of 5 stars
May 8, 2018
Such a beautiful object , I could stare at it all day! Beautifully crafted and timely delivery. I will be back for more!
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If you do not receive your item within 10 days of shipping please let me know. I always retain proof of postage and can try to resolve the issue if I know about it.

The Dancing Faun of Pompeii necklace pendant

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Bronze, Gold, Brass, Platinum, Sterling silver
  • Feedback: 41 reviews
  • Favorited by: 36 people
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