THE EPIC LEGEND COMES TO LIFE: Once upon a time there was a poison spreading Dragon, who lived in Silene’s town lake. Each day, two sheep were fed to the Dragon to subdue its rage. But when they ran out of livestock, it was fed children instead! One day, the King’s daughter was chosen by chance. Dressed as a bride she was sent out to the middle of the lake, but a Crusader Knight, by the name of St George rode past and saw the young lady’s plight. St George coaxed the Dragon from the lake back to the town of Silene, and there, he slayed him with the Ascalon Sword. Upon defeating the monstrous beast, St George requested that the entire town of 17,000 inhabitants convert to Christianity. The King built a church on that very site. It is rumored that the spring flowing from it’s alter, contained water that could cure all disease.
A ROYAL DESIGN:
The original statue was designed by a 19th century artist to the Royals. Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm was a medalist and sculptor. He was most famously known for the Duke of Wellington sculpture on Hyde Park Corner and the Jubilee head of Queen Victoria on coinage. You’ll find this important work of St George gracing the lawns at the State Library in Victoria, Australia.
DAVID SLAYS GOLIATH: As the Philistine Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground - 1 Samuel 17:48. Bernini’s sculpture perfectly captures this historic moment in time without missing a single moment.
FROM MARBLE TO SILVER SNAPSHOT: The original life size sculpture was completed in a mere 7 months and is still seen today in the Galleria Borghese. Here we see David, seconds away from throwing his stone. This was a trailblazing sculpture, completely interacting with its environment. It introduced a new standard in capturing movement and emotional intensity – a true snapshot. And nothing has been lost in our translation from marble to silver.
3D Master Sculptor Cosmin Morar
Cosmin Morar is not merely a sculptor, nor is he simply a CG and 3D character artist. He is an undisputed master of the craft, expecting nothing but excellence. Morar holds a Masters Degree in Sculpture from the University of Unate Bucharest, where he currently resides. He is highly selective in his projects, and we are fortunate to have him create such a perfect replica of Bernini’s work.
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Carved from the gilded pages of scripture and undoubtedly one of the greatest works of all time, Michelangelo’s Moses is now yours to own in this limited edition .925 solid silver replica.
MICHELANGELO’S MOSES SCULPTED FROM EXODUS 32:1 – 34:29
In 1505 Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to create the tomb where he would finally be laid to rest in 1513. The most prominent feature of this tomb would be an angry, horned Moses.
Our story begins in Exodus 32:1. Having not seen Moses for some time, Aaron declares the Jews cast their gold into a fire to produce a Golden Calf of worship. Finally descending from Mt Sinai, Moses observes this pagan-like activity. And it is told in Exodus 32:19, that the enraged Prophet cast the tablets he was holding from his hands, smashing the 10 Commandments beneath the Mountain.
… Michelangelo captures perfectly the raw emotion of Moses. Eyes darkened and veins throbbing in his arm, left foot poised for action, he grips the tablets in his right hand, ready to shatter.
BUT WHY THE STRANGE HORNS?
After the sin, Moses returns to the Lord and it is there we find the answers to the mysterious horns in Exodus 34:29. “He knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord." This has come to mean beams of light. Something that was also witnessed by the Jews when Moses returned from the Lord with a new, second set of commandments.
FROM SCRIPTURE, TO TOMB… AND NOW, YOUR COLLECTION
The illustrious 3D artist Cosmin Morar has been commissioned to replicate Michelangelo’s sculpture of this intense biblical story. From flowing beard to steely gaze, not a single detail has been overlooked.
Moses has been cast in silver high in the mountains of Thailand by silversmiths renowned for their rich silversmith ancestry. He comes to you with certificate of authentication, unique serial number and protective case.View full product details
The original Pieta is known as one of the greatest masterpieces during the Renaissance Era. In fact it was the only work of art that Michelangelo ever left his personal signature on. Michelangelo’s original work dates all the way back to 1499, making it over five hundred years old!
The original art had many conflicting opinions and some would actually criticize the sculpture’s features. While some would say the Virgin Mary looked too young, others would say it was the artist’s intentions. Who could know from looking at it, but the original statue was carved from a SINGLE PIECE of marble, so capturing detail was certainly no easy task.
This exquisite sculptor is reproduced today in 925 silver, featuring the body of Jesus resting in the lap of the Virgin Mary after the savior’s crucifixion. The Virgin Mary is depicted as a young woman to capture her inner beauty and purity, as The Lord Jesus Christ is positioned delicately in her arms.
The illustrious 3D artist Cosmin Morar has been commissioned to replicate Michelangelo’s sculpture of this intense biblical story.View full product details