Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 21" X Width 18"
Marble Dimensions: 13 1/2" X 8 1/2"
Height without base:19"
According to the myth, Nessus attempted to abduct Deianira, the wife of Heracles, as he was ferrying her across the river Euenos. However, Heracles intervened and fatally wounded Nessus with a poisoned arrow. In his dying moments, the cunning centaur deceived Deianira, convincing her that his tainted blood would ensure her husband's fidelity. Unfortunately, when Deianira later suspected Heracles of infidelity, she unknowingly used the centaur's blood-soaked shirt as a love charm. Tragically, the blood turned out to be a potent poison, causing immense suffering to Heracles and leading to his eventual demise.
The "Nessus and Deianira" bronze sculpture is a remarkable work of art, meticulously crafted using the time-honored lost wax method. This technique guarantees the utmost attention to detail, resulting in a sculpture that exudes grace and beauty. The bronze casting brings the characters to life, capturing the dynamic movement of Nessus and the vulnerability of Deianira. The sculpture is mounted on a base that features the signature "C.Colodion," affirming its authenticity and artistic merit.
Invite the enchantment of Greek mythology into your space with the mesmerizing "Nessus and Deianira" bronze sculpture. Its intricate details and poignant narrative will captivate viewers and serve as a stunning centerpiece in any setting. Whether displayed in a home, office, or gallery, this sculpture is a testament to the enduring power of myth and the timeless allure of classical art.