Madonna Antique Bronze
SPECIAL ORDER ITEM A loving detailed sculpture of Madonna cast in lost wax cast bronze in a beautiful brown Patina which accents the details of the artist work. The earliest images the Madonna date from the Early Christian Church and are found in the Catacombs of Rome. Representation of Mary became more common after she was proclaimed "God-bearer" (Theotí_kos) at the Council of Ephesus in 431. For over a thousand years, through the Byzantine, Medieval and Early Renaissance periods the Madonna was the most often produced pictorial artwork. Many specific images of the Madonna have achieved fame, either as objects of religious veneration or for their intrinsic artistic qualities. Many of the most renowned sculptors in the history of art have turned their skills toward the creation of Madonna images. These artists include Duccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Salvador Dalí_ and Henry Moore.