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Beautifully sculpted off-white colored scene of a man embracing a woman. Depicting the mythological couple Apollo E Dafne. This piece was made in Italy and was the work of A. Santini. This fine statuary is created by reconstituting real Carrara marble (approximately 70% marble and 30% resin). This allows for exceptional detail that would be very difficult (if not impossible) to sculpt from a solid block of marble. This sculpture is supported by a genuine black Carrara marble base giving it the elegance it deserves.
Measures: 5 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 12” It's an absolute gorgeous sculpture with only minor wear.


The Story as it's known:

Apollo , having released Greece from tyranny by killing the menacing dragon Python , is in an arrogant mood. He boasts that even Cupid ’s archery is no match for his own bow and arrow; however his conceit is shattered upon spying the lovely Dafne . Apollo is instantly smitten and plies his full range of charms in an attempt to win Dafne’s favour. Naturally distrustful, she rejects his advances, stating that she would rather die than lose her honour. Apollo becomes more forceful in insisting that she yield to his love and physically takes hold of her. When all seems lost, Dafne manages to escape his clutches by transforming herself into a laurel tree. Displaying great sorrow, Apollo states that his tears will water her green leaves and that her triumphant branches will be used to crown the greatest heroes.

A. Santini Sculpture Apollo E Dafne

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Carrara Marble, Marble, resin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 180 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people