It is a signed piece by A. The Four Horse Sculpture is a rare find and the detail in the piece is beyond compare. The sculpture is very heavy solid alabaster and measures 11" long, 6" deep and 9 high. Amilcare Santini was born in 1910 near the city of Florence in Tuscany.
At the age of twelve he became an appretence to the sculptor Colombini who became a major influence in his career. He spent most of his time learning his craft in his workshop - at that time he worked with clay that he took from the local river, back to his studio, where the material would sit for four weeks until the water rose to the surface and the material settled on the bottom - he then could use it for molding his statues into beautiful art objects.
He prepared the pieces by hand using only simple tools such as wooden sticks. Ninety percent of the work was done by hand. He then traveled to Florence and attended the university where he was instrumental in developing the process of combining marble, alabaster and resin. This material is then poured into molds made by Santini - after it hardens sitting at room temperature - the figure is taken out and completely finished by hand in the very old artistic Italian tradition and style that the great masters of marble handed down through the ages. The marble and alabaster are found in the quarries near Volterra.
Santini sculptures represent some of the most prestigious museum quality lines of sculptures in the world. In fact, nothing comes closer to an original hand carved marble sculpture than these A.
Santini Roman Chariot Gladiator Sculpture Statue 4 Horses Rare Mint" is in sale since Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "orion2600" and is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.