Statues

Antique Sculptures. On this page of the category sculptures and statues in the Roman-Shop we provide not only antique artworks but also information about the history.

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Sculptures and Roman Statues

Terracotta was made out of ferruginous red, but also out of yellow clay. What the terracotta’s characteristics were, depended not only on the minerals that were put into the clay, but also on other substances that were added. The pieces have a natural colour and are durable. They are also waterproof and resistant against frost. This is because they are fired at a relatively low temperature (900-1000 °C) and the production is very uncomplicated. The material is one of the oldest in the history of culture.

It comes in large quantities, is easy to use and was widely used in the antique period. It was also popular later in the Renaissance period and in the 19th century.

Our patinated ceramic replica show how the original sculptures looked like.

A statue for the Lovers

You can see that the terracotta of the lovers in the Roman-shop is beautifully designed: A Roman kissing couple which is a replica according to ancient model! That makes the heart beat not only those have are fresh in love but also the antique lovers! A truly beautiful gift for those who love each other: The terracotta representation of a Roman couple in intimate embrace. This was a widely used terracotta in the 2nd-3rd century A.d. and very popular! Our piece is made of a cast ceramic and patinated. The original specimen, from which this replica is designed after, comes from the trier Temple old Valley. More originals are exhibited in the Landesmuseum Trier, Cologne and in Augst, in Switzerland.

The Gladiators!

But also for people who are brave there is int the Romans shop category busts and reliefs a pretty terracotta for you: the Gladiators! The Gladiators (derived from the Latin word gladius, a short sword) were in ancient Rome professional fighters, who fought against each other in public attractions. The battle of gladiators against each other is called Gladiatur. Gladiator fights were part of Roman life by 264 BC until the beginning of the 5th century A.d. The first documented Gladiator Games in Rome took place in 264 BC. Very soon more Roman noblemen, who also honored their dead with these demonstrations known as munus (service) followed the example.

Cicero wrote about these brave heroes of classical antiquity: [...] as in shame the lives of slaves lead what brave Gladiators show by going under with dignity, let us do the Lords of all countries and peoples – rather we want to fall in honor."

This is just one example which shows the ranks of terracottas in the Roman-shop, based on authentic, antique models. See for and find your own taste and your personal favourite - as a gift under the Roman terracottas to yourself or for good friends who are also addicted to antiquity!

Information about sculptures and terracotta

Terracotta was made out of ferruginous red, but also out of yellow clay. What the terracotta’s characteristics were, depended not only on the minerals that were put into the clay, but also on other substances that were added. The pieces have a natural colour and are durable. They are also waterproof and resistant against frost. This is because they are fired at a relatively low temperature (900-1000 °C) and the production is very uncomplicated. The material is one of the oldest in the history of culture.

It comes in large quantities, is easy to use and was widely used in the antique period. It was also popular later in the Renaissance period and in the 19th century.

Our patinated ceramic replica show how the original sculptures looked like.