The beauty in a well-crafted sculpture

Throughout the ages, sculptures have been created and many are on display around the globe for all to see. There has also been an increase in the trend to own your own sculpture, whether this is a depiction of a person or perhaps a Bronze Horse Sculpture that you lovingly located in your garden. If you are looking for something similar it is with having a look at range of beautifully sculpted Bronze Horses at Gill Many sculptures have gone on to become world-renowned and thousands of people each year flock to see them. Here are a few such sculptures:

The terracotta warriors are thought to date back to the latter part of the Third Century BC. They are an incredible depiction of the army of Qin Shi Huang who was the first ever emperor of China. They were created as a part of his burial ritual and are intended to protect the emperor in the afterlife. They remained undiscovered until 1974 when farmers digging in the fields stumbled across them. The farmers were over a mile away from the emperor’s tomb. The mausoleum was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and a few of the warriors have been seen as a part of a touring exhibition.

The Venus de Milo is another much-visited sculpture and can be seen in the Louvre. It is a marble likeness of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite who was the Goddess of Love. The sculpture was found by a peasant on the island of Milos back in 1820 and it is thought that she may have been created without arms. This was often the case with sculptures as the artists were concerned that the addition of arms created an additional worry for the owners as they were delicately joined and would often be the pieces that would break if the sculpture was moved for any reason.

The Bust of Nefertiti created by Thutmose in around 1345 BC is an incredibly beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Her beauty is captured in this limestone depiction of the Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nerfertiti has often been declared as the epitome of feminine beauty and this sculpture certainly helps to cement this view. You can view the Bust of Nefertiti in the Neues Museum in Berlin.

Have you been lucky enough to see one of these incredible examples of craftsmanship or perhaps you have visited some of the other incredible works like the Statute of David or even the Statue of Liberty? 

Published by Sunil Pandey


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