Seller: sculpture_collection (1,862) 100%, Location: US, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 323772742822 Bronze Bust of a Greek Youth or Athlete This item is an IDENTICAL reproduction of the museum original - in same size and dimensions ! Period: Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.) Artist: ancient Greek artist Museum: Israel Museum, Jerusalem Product Code: S133 Dimensions: Height with polymer base 8 1/2 in. Made of bonded bronze The original Roman cast bronze head with a mottled brown and green patina, on which our reproduction is based, was part of a small statue about twenty-five inches high. Although probably a Roman work of the first century A.D., the head recalls Greek prototypes of the fourth century B.C.; such finds of Roman art are uncommon in Israel, and the statuette probably comes from one of the major Roman centers such as Beth Shean or Samaria. Produced in cooperation with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Made of bonded bronze (cold cast). “Cold-Cast” bronze (also referred to as “bonded bronze”) is a product made from resin mixed/blended with 100% pure bronze powder to give it the appearance of the true bronze. It looks just as a “lost wax” bronze object does - both are bronzes. The cost for making a “lost wax” bronze statue is much greater than that of a “cold-cast” bronze statue. A sculpture made of “lost wax” bronze would be several times more expensive then made in cold cast bronze. Yet in either of the above materials, the casts (the final product made out of the mold) are made using the same rubber mold; which is taken from the original sculpture. Thus, the final result is exactly the same bronze sculpture, only made in a different bronze material. With the cold cast we still achieve the same bronze effect at much lower cost and thus is more affordable. THIS ITEM IS BRAND NEW! SHIPPING USA: Displayed shipping charges are within USA (except Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and APO/FPO). Please contact us for shipping quote if ordering outside continental USA. SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL: We accept international orders and we ship worldwide. Please contact us for an international shipping quote prior to placing an order. Please make sure to let us know your city and postal code in your country so that we can calculate the most accurate shipping cost for your order. For international shipments, applicable customs import duties of your country, local taxes and brokerage fees, may or may not be the responsibility of the receiver at the time of delivery. Please check with your country's local customs office for more information regarding these possible charges. RETURNS: We insure all of our shipments and are very careful about how our items are packaged and shipped. If in an unlikely event you receive a damaged item, please contact us the same day so that we can file a damage claim with the shipper. Please note that you will need to present a proof of the damage – emailing us pictures is acceptable. Returns are accepted within the time-frame specified in this listing. You may exchange this item or receive a refund for your return, provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging. Shipping charges are not refundable. Buyer pays for return shipping charges. Items should be returned insured for your protection. Visit our store for more great products! Feel free to ask any questions you may have.