Marble sculpture, stone & alabaster statue
Probably the most commonly used stone in sculpture, marble has been appreciated since antiquity for its transparency (comparable to human skin), flexibility and durability over time. The preference of marble over other materials is based on the fineness of the grain of the marble which allows the sculptor to render the smallest details of his statue. Alabaster, on the other hand, brings out the color of the skin tone and drapery because of its naturally warmer color.
Galerie Atena offers a select collection of antique marbles: figurative marble statues, stone sculptures and alabaster statuettes from the 19th century to the Art Deco period. The subjects represented are varied: busts of young women, odalisques, draped female figures, couples and goddesses of ancient mythology, putti, busts of young boys, copies of famous statuettes byAntonio Canova, Houdon, Falconet, Lemire and Guglielmo Pugi.
Among the most frequently used types of stone are white marble, Carrara marble, black marble, alabaster and polychrome alabaster.
Treat yourself to a marble bust or an antique stone statue among our exceptional pieces available for sale in our online store!