Angelic Mary Bust Statue, Busts, Religious & Christianity Statues, Angelic Mary “Mother of Jesus” Bust Statue

Angelic Mary Bust Statue, Busts, Religious & Christianity Statues, Angelic Mary "Mother of Jesus" Bust Statue

Angelic Mary “Mother of Jesus” Bust Statue

Angelic Mary Bust Statue hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin and hand-finished by skilled artisans. Imaginatively created with one-of-a-kind details, from traditional to modern, this bust will enhance any environment in your home. Painted and sculpted by countless artists over the years, the sweetly pious Angelica Maria / Angelic Mary is inspired by a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi. History tells us he convinced a convent to allow him to paint a novice nun as the Holy Mother, then persuaded the maiden to run away with him to the shame of her family and her order. Amidst this dramatic tale of stolen love, the Virgin’s beauty is epitomized from her demurely downcast eyes to the gown draped across her softly curved shoulders. This quality designer resin replica is finished in a black bronze hue highlighted with gold accents to bring out each stunning detail. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament, Mary was a first-century Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph, and the mother of Jesus. Both the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin. According to Christian theology, Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit while still a virgin, and accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.

Mary has been venerated since early Christianity, and is considered by millions to be the holiest and greatest saint because of her extraordinary virtues as seen at the Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel. She is said to have miraculously appeared to believers many times over the centuries. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Theotokos (Mother of God). There is significant diversity in the Marian beliefs and devotional practices of major Christian traditions. The Catholic Church holds distinctive Marian dogmas, namely her status as the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity, and her Assumption into Heaven. Many Protestants minimize Mary’s role within Christianity, basing their argument on the alleged lack of biblical support for any beliefs other than the virgin birth. Mary also has the highest position in Islam among all women. She is mentioned in the Quran more often than in the Bible, where 2 of the longer chapters of the Quran are named after her and her family. According to Catholic and Eastern Christian teachings, at the end of her earthly life, God raised Mary’s body into heaven. This is known in the Christian West as the Assumption of Mary, and in the East as the Dormition of the Mother of God. Angelic Mary “Mother of Jesus” Bust Statue measures: 7 inches / 18 cm x 11 inches / 28 cm x 17 inches / 43 cm.

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Leonardo Da Vinci Bust Statue, Busts Statues, Leonardo Da Vinci “Renaissance Man” Bust Statue

Leonardo Da Vinci Bust Statue, Busts Statues, Leonardo Da Vinci "Renaissance Man" Bust Statue

Leonardo Da Vinci “Renaissance Man” Bust Statue

Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination“, and epitomiz the Renaissance humanist ideal. This Leonardo Da Vinci Bust Statue features a wonderful metallic bronze finish that gives it the look of look of metal, and has hand painted accents to show the incredible detail. It makes a great gift for any classical art lover. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, known simply as Leonardo da Vinci (Anchiano, April 15, 1452 – Amboise, May 2, 1519), was an Italian scientist, inventor and artist. A man of genius and universal talent of the Renaissance, considered one of the greatest geniuses of humanity, he fully embodied the spirit of his era, bringing it to the greatest forms of expression in the most disparate fields of art and knowledge: he was in fact a scientist, philosopher, architect, painter, sculptor, draftsman, essayist, set designer, mathematician, anatomist, botanist, musician, engineer and designer.

«Fu tanto raro e universale, che dalla natura per suo miracolo esser produtto dire si puote: la quale non solo della bellezza del corpo, che molto bene gli concedette, volse dotarlo, ma di molte rare virtù volse anchora farlo maestro. Assai valse in matematica et in prospettiva non meno, et operò di scultura, et in disegno passò di gran lunga tutti li altri. Hebbe bellissime inventioni, ma non colorì molte cose, perché si dice mai a sé medesimo avere satisfatto, et però sono tante rare le opere sue. Fu nel parlare eloquentissimo et raro sonatore di lira, et fu valentissimo in tirari et in edifizi d’acque, et altri ghiribizzi, né mai co l’animo suo si quietava, ma sempre con l’ingegno fabricava cose nuove». Anonimo Gaddiano. **(Language: Renaissance Italian).

«It was so rare and universal, that by its miracle it could be said that nature was produced: she not only wanted to endow it with the beauty of the body, which she very well granted it, but also wanted to make it a master of many rare virtues. He was very valuable in mathematics and in perspective no less, and he worked in sculpture, and in drawing he passed by far all the others. He had beautiful inventions, but he did not color many things, because he himself is never said to be satisfied, and yet his works are so rare. He was in speaking eloquent and rare lyre player, and he was very skilful in tirari and in water buildings, and other whims, never calmed down with his soul, but always with his ingenuity he built new things». Anonymous Gaddiano, manuscript of the National Central Library of Florence (XVII, 17th century).

The features of Leonardo are known thanks to a senile self-portrait attributed to him, dating back to around 1515 and preserved in the Royal Library of Turin. The work, from which other ideal portraits derive, is now part of the collective imagination. For the features of Leonardo at a young or mature age there are some hypotheses of identification, in his works or by other artists, as in the young man standing at the extreme right of the Adoration of the Magi, in Verrocchio‘s David or in the figure of Plato in the Raphael‘s School of Athens. There are also various sources which, even without describing his physical appearance in a precise way, speak of his ways and celebrate his beauty. For example, the Anonymous Gaddiano wrote: “Nature not only wanted to endow him with the beauty of the body, which he very well granted him, but also wanted to make him a master of many rare virtues. He was of a good person, proportionata, gratiata and handsome in appearance. He wore a pink bitch that was short up to the knee, which was then used in long dresses, he had a beautiful, ringed and well composed headdress up to the middle on his chest”.

Vasari instead caught the docile and loving aspect of his character:

«Egli con lo splendor dell’aria sua, che bellissima era, rasserenava ogni animo mesto, e con le parole volgeva al sì et al no ogni indurata intenzione. Egli con le forze sue riteneva ogni violenta furia. Con la liberalità sua raccoglieva e pasceva ogni amico povero e ricco, pur che egli avesse ingegno e virtù. Per il che ebbe veramente Fiorenza grandissimo dono nel nascere di Lionardo, e perdita più che infinita nella sua morte». **(Language: Renaissance Italian).

«With the splendor of his air, how beautiful he was, he calmed every sad soul, and with his words he turned every hard intention to yes and no. He with his strength held every violent fury. With his liberality she gathered and fed every poor and rich friend, as long as he had talent and virtue. For which reason Fiorenza truly had a great gift in the birth of Lionardo, and a more than infinite loss in his death». Leonardo Da Vinci “Renaissance Man” Bust Statue sizes: 5.5 inches / 14 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm.

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Portgas D. Ace Bust Statue, Anime, One Piece & Busts Statues, Portgas D. Ace Photo Frame Bust Statue

Portgas D. Ace Bust Statue, Anime, One Piece & Busts Statues, Portgas D. Ace Photo Frame Bust Statue

Portgas D. Ace Photo Frame Bust Statue

In this Portgas D. Ace Bust Statue there are features of cool movements and vivid expressions, and the anime photo frame ornament is very realistic and has fine workmanship. With the characteristic of good decorative and miniature size, it is deal for collection and a perfect gift to your friends, kids, One Piece lovers at the same time. Made of high quality PVC material, the anime photo frame ornament is eco-friendly and will not harmful for your health. Portgas D. Ace, born as Gol D. Ace and nicknamed “Fire FistAce, was the sworn older brother of Luffy and Sabo, and the biological son of the late Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, and Portgas D. Rouge. Ace was adopted by Monkey D. Garp, as had been requested by Roger before his execution. Ace was the 2nd division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and one-time captain of the Spade Pirates. Hunted by the World Government for his lineage, Ace was captured and sentenced to death, which resulted in the Summit War of Marineford, an all-out clash of powers, Whitebeard’s forces against the Marines and Seven Warlords.

Ace was freed, but he sacrificed his life to protect Luffy from Marine Admiral Akainu. Ace was first shown during the Drum Island Arc, but only got formally introduced in the Arabasta Arc, where he acts as a brief ally of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is a central figure during the whole Summit War Saga. He is also the protagonist of Ace’s Great Blackbeard Search Cover Page Serial. Ace’s death ultimately proved to be the catalyst leading to Luffy training for 2 years to become strong enough to protect his friends, paving the way for the second half of the series. Ace ate the Mera Mera no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allowed him to create, control, and transform his body into fire. He could create and unleash massive amounts of fire for large-scale damage, as well as utilize small precision attacks. Later, after his death, it was revealed that Ace’s burning fists also had the power to annihilate entire cities. Ace primarily used his flames for a wide variety of offenses.

He could shoot fire bullets and spears, release powerful fire cannons, unleash massive waves of fire, and create fire balls, both a single large one for large-scale destruction and multiple small ones that could explode. His signature attack was transforming his fist into fire and sending it forward as it greatly increased in size, earning him the name “Fire Fist Ace“. His flames could also be used defensively, he could create a massive wall of flames to block his opponents, and the heat of his flames could deter his opponents from attacking him for fear of getting burned. He was also able to stop powerful ice attacks from Aokiji, a Marine Admiral. Ace also had practical uses for his Devil Fruit powers, he would heat up any fish he would find in the seas for his crew when they had no food to eat and he was able to traverse the seas in a one-man boat that was specifically designed for him and propelled with flames from his feet. Portgas D. Ace Photo Frame Bust Statue measures: 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 4 inches / 10 cm.

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African Negresse Princess Bust Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Queen Mother Bust Statue

African Negresse Princess Bust Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Queen Mother Bust Statue

African Negresse Queen Mother Bust Statue

African Negresse Princess Bust Statue hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin. A royal beauty, this African Princess holds her head high as a distinctive and quite individualistic work of art that immortalizes the rich history of a continent. Cast in quality designer resin with authentic metal earrings, the noble life-scale princess is hand-painted in faux bronze and set atop a faux wood museum mount. This Basil Street Gallery stately collectible becomes a work of note in any home gallery. Queen Mothers (also Queenmothers) are leaders and women of power in Africa. There is no general description of a queen mother. Generally, queen mothers play an important role in local government and “wield social power and influence”. The amount of power they currently hold has been diminished since pre-colonial times. Queen mothers are an important part of the Akan tradition which is based on matrilineal descent.

They are found in such groupings as the Ashanti Kingdom, which is part of the Akan ethnic group. In areas of Ghana where the Akan culture is prominent, each town has a chief and a queen mother who rule alongside the modern political system. Queen mothers have also been recorded in the tradition of the Pabir in northern Nigeria, as part of the Benin culture in Nigeria’s south, and in the Krobo area. The Yoruba people of Nigeria, Benin and Togo also have a number of women that make use of the honorific “titled mother of the king“. In other parts of Africa, such as in Uganda, the term queen mother is also used to describe either the mothers of reigning monarchs or women who hold power in their own right. As of the start of the 21st century, queen mothers are seeing a resurgence in power and influence in Africa. A great many of them are members of the African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders Network, voluntary organizations.

The title of Queen Mother is an English compound word used to collectively describe women in traditional African leadership roles. The Akan peoples use the term ohemmaa, which means “female ruler“. In the Ga tradition, they are called manye or “community mother“. In the Pabir tradition, they are known as maigira, a word that means “female monarch“. In the Benin tradition, queen mothers are known as iyobas. In the traditions of Yorubaland, a woman who is ritually invested with the title is known as an iya oba or “titled mother of the king“. The office of the queen mother is also known as the “stool“. In Ghana, queen mothers are selected from the royal family of each town and village. It is the head of the royal family and the elders who choose both the chief and the queen mother, a pair that might be related to one another. The royal families are made up of the first settlers of an area. African Queen Mother Bust Statue sizes: 7.5 inches / 19 cm x 11.5 inches / 29 cm x 22.5 inches / 57 cm.

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Scorpion Bust Statue, Busts, Video Games & Mortal Kombat Statues, Mortal Kombat 11 Scorpion Legends Bust Statue

Scorpion Bust Statue, Busts, Video Games & Mortal Kombat Statues, Mortal Kombat 11 Scorpion Legends Bust Statue

Mortal Kombat 11 Scorpion Legends Bust Statue

This killer Scorpion Bust Statue is inspired by his earliest video game appearances, the bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is a 2020 American direct-to-video adult animated martial arts film based on the Mortal Kombat franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. South Korean studio Mir animated the film and was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The film centers around the titular character seeking his revenge on those who murdered his family and clan after being resurrected by Quan Chi, while Johnny Cage, Liu Kang and Sonya Blade are chosen to participate on the Mortal Kombat Tournament for the fate of Earthrealm. Scorpion, pseudonym of Hanzo Hasashi (name confirmed in Mortal Kombat X), is a wandering undead who leads his life devoured by anger and tormented by pain. Scorpion died from the original Sub-Zero, only to be resurrected by the sorcerer Quan Chi who, in exchange for a new life, asked him to be his trusted and faithful servant. Scorpion, however, wanted above all to take revenge on Sub-Zero and in the end he succeeded, killing his arch-enemy.

Sub-Zero‘s younger brother, however, took on the clothes and name of his older brother, and swore revenge on Scorpion. Having been the subject of many machinations and conspiracies, Scorpion has no allies and is wary of anyone who presents himself as such. He is a ninja and his particular ability is the use of the kunai, with which he grabs or kills opponents. The weapon often wielded by Scorpion is a katana, the “Mugai Ryu“. The distinctive features of the character are the ninja clothing of gold and black color, outwardly appears a young man of average height, medium complexion and eyes without pupils, and it is unknown if he has hair and what color. Under this aspect there is a now skeletal body, with a skull engulfed in flames. In Mortal Kombat X, Scorpion is freed from the magic of Quan Chi and appears as a young man, with oriental features, bearded and with a ponytail. In Mortal Kombat 11, he keeps roughly the same characteristics. Mortal Kombat 11 Scorpion Legends Bust Statue measures: 6 inches / 15 cm x 5 inches / 13 cm x 10 inches / 25.5 cm.

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God Anubis Bust Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Busts Statues, Ancient Egyptian Jackal God Anubis Bust Statue

God Anubis Bust Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Busts Statues, Ancient Egyptian Jackal God Anubis Bust Statue

Ancient Egyptian Jackal God Anubis Bust Statue

This amazingly detailed God Anubis Bust Statue makes a great conversation piece. Made of cold cast resin, he has a metallic bronze finish that gives him the look of metal, and has hand painted accents to show off the detail. The bottom is felted to help keep your furniture scratch-free. He makes a great gift for enthusiasts of ancient Egypt mythology. Anubis, also known as Inpudecay“, was the ancient Egyptian Jackal-God of the Underworld and Mummification. Anubis was worshipped as the inventor of embalming and the one who embalmed the dead Osiris, thereby helping to preserve him that he might live again. The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the king.

Anubis is also a God in Tuareg Berber mythology. Anubis takes various titles in connection with his funerary role, such as He-Who-Is-Upon-His-Mountain, which underscores his importance as a protector of the deceased and their tombs, and the title He-Who-Is-In-The-Place-Of-Embalming, associating him with the process of mummification. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumes different roles in various contexts, and no public procession in Egypt would be conducted without an Anubis to march at the head. There are a lot of different versions about his birth and conception. In early mythology, he is protrayed as a son of Ra. In the Coffin Texts from the First Intermediate Period (2181-2055 BC), he is the son of Hesat or Bastet. Some traditions depicted him as son of Ra and Nephthys, others as the illegitimate son of Nephthys and Osiris, that was later adopted by Usir‘ wife, Aset, and others as son of Nephthys and Set.

In the version which he is the son of Nephthys and Usir, it is said that Nephthys tricked her brother, Usir, into fathering her child by using Aset appeareance. Nephthys told her husband-brother, Set, that the child was his but him soon found out. As Set hated Usir, he then planned to murder the child when he was born. Nephthys therefore, abandoned the child at birth hiding him in the marshes by the Nile River. The child was taken care by jackals and eventually found by Aset that raised Inpu as her own kid. When he became an adult, the repaid her by becoming her protector. The version in which he is the son of Nephthys and Set is not that different. It is said that, after Nephthys got pregnant with Set’s child, she tried to hide the pregnancy as she knew how violent Set could be. Fearing for the baby, Nephthys gave Inpu to Aset that eventually raised him. Ancient Egyptian Jackal God Anubis Bust Statue sizes: 5 inches / 13 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 9.5 inches / 24 cm.

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Thor Odinson God of Thunder Statue, Vikings & Busts Statues, Thor Odinson Wielding Mjolnir Hammer Bust Statue

Thor Odinson God of Thunder Statue, Vikings & Busts Statues, Thor Odinson Wielding Mjolnir Hammer Bust Statue

Thor Odinson Wielding Mjolnir Hammer Bust Statue

This Thor Odinson God of Thunder Statue is made of designer composite resin, hand painted and polished individually. In the battle of Ragnarok, Thor will defeat the midgard serpent Jörmungandr with the swing of his Mjolnir Hammer. Thor is seen in battle outfit, with crossed long swords, his horned helmet and fearsome mail armor. The prince of Asgard shows his quality, strength and bravery in this ill fated war. This beautiful Thor statue depicts Thor Odinson Wielding the Mjolnir Hammer, fully clad in armor and battle attire. It is a bust statue so he will a gorgeous decor for your home. In Norse mythology, Thor is a Hammer-wielding God associated with lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of mankind, hallowing, and fertility. Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the Germanic expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjolnir, were worn and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity.

Due to the nature of the Germanic corpus, narratives featuring Thor are only attested in Old Norse, where Thor appears throughout Norse mythology. Norse mythology, largely recorded in Iceland from traditional material stemming from Scandinavia, provides numerous tales featuring the god. Thor wields the Hammer Mjolnir, wears the Belt Megingjörð and the Iron Gloves Járngreipr, and owns the Staff Gríðarvölr. Thor’s exploits, including his relentless slaughter of his foes and fierce battles with the monstrous serpent Jörmungandr, and their foretold mutual deaths during the events of Ragnarök, are recorded throughout sources for Norse mythology. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic-speaking Europe. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday bears his name (modern English Thursday derives from Old English Þunresdæg, “Þunor’s day“, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today, particularly in Scandinavia. Thor has inspired numerous works of art and references to Thor appear in modern popular culture. Like other Germanic deities, veneration of Thor is revived in the modern period in Heathenrycontemporary Germanic Paganism“.

The English weekday name Thursday comes from Old English Þunresdæg, meaning “day of Þunor“. It is cognate with Old Norse Þórsdagr and with Old High German Donarestag. All of these terms derive from the Late Proto-Germanic weekday ÞonaresdagDay of Þunaraz“, a calque of Latin Iovis DiesDay of Jove“, modern Italian giovedì, French jeudi, Spanish jueves. By employing a practice known as interpretatio germanica during the Roman period, ancient Germanic peoples adopted the Latin weekly calendar and replaced the names of Roman gods with their own. Beginning in the Viking Age, personal names containing the theonym Thórr are recorded with great frequency, whereas no examples are known prior to this period. Thórr-based names may have flourished during the Viking Age as a defiant response to attempts at Christianization, similar to the wide scale Viking Age practice of wearing Thor’s hammer pendants. The Mjolnir so, is the hammer of the thunder god Thor in Norse mythology, used both as a devastating weapon and as a divine instrument to provide blessings. The hammer is attested in numerous sources, including 11th century runic Kvinneby amulet, and the Poetic Edda, a collection of eddic poetry compiled in the 13th century, and the Prose Edda, a collection of prose and poetry compiled in the 13th century.

The hammer was commonly worn as a pendant during the Viking Age in the Scandinavian cultural sphere, and Thor and his hammer occur depicted on a variety of objects from the archaeological record. Today the symbol appears in a wide variety of media and is again worn as a pendant by various groups, including adherents of modern Heathenry. The etymology of the hammer’s name, Mjolnir, is disputed among historical linguists. Old Norse Mjolnir developed from Proto-Norse melluniaR and one proposed derivation connects this form to Old Church Slavonic mlunuji and Russian molnija meaning “lightning” (either borrowed from a Slavic source or both stemming from a common source) and subsequently yielding the meaning “lightning-maker“. Another proposal connects Mjolnir to Old Norse mjÇ«ll meaning “new snow” and modern Icelandic mjalli meaning “the color white“, rendering Mjolnir as “shining lightning weapon“. Finally, another proposal connects Old Norse Mjolnir to Old Norse mala meaning “to grind” and Gothic malwjanto grind“, yielding Mjolnir as meaning “the grinder“. Thor Odinson Wielding Mjolnir Hammer Bust Statue measures: 15 inches / 38 cm x 15 inches / 38 cm x 10 inches / 25.5 cm.

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Steampunk Skeleton Bust Statue, Skulls, Busts & Steampunk Statues, Steampunk Skeleton Marching Band Uniform Bust Statue

Steampunk Skeleton Bust Statue, Skulls, Busts & Steampunk Statues, Steampunk Skeleton Marching Band Uniform Bust Statue

Steampunk Skeleton Marching Band Uniform Bust Statue

This Steampunk Skeleton Bust Statue is crafted by master artisan using high quality designer resin and cold cast bronze method that is the casting method of mixing bronze material and resin together in order to create detailed statues with a metallic surface appearance. Furthermore this Steampunk Skeleton Bust is equipped with 2 extremely hidden compartments for your most secretive stash. Featuring a Skeleton Bust wearing Steampunk Band Attire, the statue is beautifully crafted using polyresin and the cold casting method to achieve the metallic look. There are 2 compartments hidden within the skeleton, one behind the head and another within the chest area, the secret stash boxes are held inside with small but strong magnets. A Marching Band is a group of alive instrumental musicians who perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition. Instrumentation typically includes brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

Most marching bands wear a uniform, often of a military-style, that includes an associated organization’s colors, name or symbol. Most high school marching bands, and some college marching bands, are accompanied by a color guard, a group of performers who add a visual interpretation to the music through the use of props, most often flags, rifles, and sabres. Marching bands are generally categorized by function, size, age, instrumentation, marching style, and type of show they perform. In addition to traditional parade performances, many marching bands also perform field shows at sporting events and marching band competitions. Increasingly, marching bands perform indoor concerts that implement many songs, traditions, and flair from outside performances. In some cases, at higher level competitions, bands will be placed into classes based on school size. Steampunk Skeleton Band Uniform Bust Statue measures: 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm x 7.5 inches / 19 cm.

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African Man Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Man Bust Statue

African Man Statue, African & Busts Statues, African Man Bust Statue

African Man Bust Statue

The African Man Statue for home decor is crafted under premium sculpture, hand painting technique with resin material, showing a antique black color appearance. The African statue is under handcraft and small variation may occur in details, each African art sculptures is unique. This African Man Bust Statue is hand made of resin material, adding dark color painted and African art sculptures technique, showing a natural woodstone color appearance. A piece of many African artifacts statues and also a perfect gift for someone who admires African art and culture. Numerous communities of dark-skinned peoples are present in North Africa, some dating from prehistoric communities. Others descend from immigrants via the historical trans-Saharan trade or, after the Arab invasions of North Africa in the 7th century, from slaves from the trans-Saharan slave trade in North Africa. Haratin women, a community of recent Sub-Saharan African origin residing in the Maghreb.

In the 18th century, the Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismailthe Warrior King” (1672-1727) raised a corps of 150,000 black soldiers, called his Black Guard. According to Carlos Moore, resident scholar at Brazil’s University of the State of Bahia, in the 21st century Afro-multiracials in the Arab world, including Arabs in North Africa, self-identify in ways that resemble multi-racials in Latin America. He claims that darker-toned Arabs, much like darker-toned Latin Americans, consider themselves white because they have some distant white ancestry. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had a mother who was a dark-skinned Nubian Sudanese (Sudanese Arab) woman and a father who was a lighter-skinned Egyptian. In response to an advertisement for an acting position, as a young man he said, “I am not white but I am not exactly black either. My blackness is tending to reddish“.

Due to the patriarchal nature of Arab society, Arab men, including during the slave trade in North Africa, enslaved more African women than men. The female slaves were often put to work in domestic service and agriculture. The men interpreted the Quran to permit sexual relations between a male master and his enslaved females outside of marriage (see Ma malakat aymanukum and sex), leading to many mixed-race children. When an enslaved woman became pregnant with her Arab master’s child, she was considered as umm walad or “mother of a child“, a status that granted her privileged rights. The child was given rights of inheritance to the father’s property, so mixed-race children could share in any wealth of the father. Because the society was patrilineal, the children inherited their fathers’ social status at birth and were born free. Some mixed-race children succeeded their respective fathers as rulers, such as Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, who ruled Morocco from 1578 to 1608.

He was not technically considered as a mixed-race child of a slave, his mother was Fulani and a concubine of his father. In early 1991, non-Arabs of the Zaghawa people of Sudan attested that they were victims of an intensifying Arab apartheid campaign, segregating Arabs and non-Arabs (specifically, people of Nilotic ancestry). Sudanese Arabs, who controlled the government, were widely referred to as practicing apartheid against Sudan’s non-Arab citizens. The government was accused of “deftly manipulating Arab solidarityto carry out policies of apartheid and ethnic cleansing. American University economist George Ayittey accused the Arab government of Sudan of practicing acts of racism against black citizens. According to Ayittey, “In Sudan… the Arabs monopolized power and excluded blacks, Arab apartheid”. Many African commentators joined Ayittey in accusing Sudan of practicing Arab apartheid. African Man Bust Statue size: 6.3 inches / 16 cm x 4.3 inches / 11 cm x 12.2 inches / 31 cm.

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Goddess Athena Bust Statue, Greeks, Busts & Mythological Statues, Athena Greek Goddess of Wisdom Bust Statue

Goddess Athena Bust Statue, Greeks, Busts & Mythological Statues, Athena Greek Goddess of Wisdom Bust Statue

Athena “Goddess of Wisdom” Bust Statue

This Goddess Athena Bust Statue is an high-quality craftsmanship with made with designer resin, a wonderful gift for mythology fans. Athena, or Pallas Athena, is the Greek goddess of wisdom, arts and war. She warrior goddess and virgin, one of her most respected, has various functions: she defends and advises heroes, educates industrious women, guides the judges of the courts, inspires craftsmen, protects children. But when she is angry, this goddess can become merciless. In the war between Achaeans and Trojans she was the protector of the Greeks. She, eponymous goddess of the city of Athens, she was dedicated to the temple called Parthenonof the virgin” on the Acropolis of the city, whose gigantic statue of chryselephantine cult was the work of Phidias, furthermore, a bronze statue had been erected in front of the Propylaea, whose glows were visible from the ships arriving at Piraeus. Panathenaea festivals were held every year in her honor. As the patron goddess of the acropolis, she had shrines scattered throughout Greece and the Hellenistic world (remains of Athena’s temples have been discovered in the acropolis of Lindos, Pergamum, Rome, Paestum and various minor sanctuaries). Peculiarity of the cult of Athens was the statuette of her, originally made of wood then became metal, Palladio, to whom magical powers were attributed, since the statue was considered a symbol of the impregnability of the city.

Precisely for this reason, during the Trojan War, Ulysses and Diomedes undertake the task of entering the Trojan acropolis at night to steal the palladium. The statue in Athens every year received during the Panathenaic festivals a new dress embroidered by the Athenian girls. Callimachus in his hymn “For the washing of Pallas” tells of an Argive ceremony, which consisted in bringing Palladium every year to the river Inaco to wash and rearrange it. The goddess is always represented dressed in a peplum and often armed, surrounded by her sacred symbols: the owl Athene noctua, the helmet, the spear, the shield and the Aegis, that is an indestructible cloak made with the skin of the Amalthea goat, which he had protected and nurtured Zeus, stolen from Cronus by his mother Rhea. Her sacred tree was her olive tree, created by her as a gift to the Athenians, to become their patron deity. Athena for her prophetic and medical abilities was also worshiped in the sanctuaries of Delphi and Epidaurus. In the Parallel Lives of Plutarch (Pericles and Fabius Maximus), Athena appears to Pericles in a dream ordering treatment for a sick citizen of Athens. After this episode a bronze statue was erected in honor of the gods Hermes and Athena. Minerva, goddess of the Roman religion, was associated by the Romans with Athena. Athena Greek Goddess of Wisdom Bust Statue sizes: 7.5 inches / 19 cm x 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm x 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm.

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Lord Adiyogi Shiva Statue, Busts, Religious, Hinduism & Gods Statues, Lord Adiyogi Shiva Miniature Bust Statue

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Lord Adiyogi Shiva Miniature Bust Statue

This Lord Adiyogi Shiva Statue is a Miniature Bust of the Largest bust sculpture in the World of Lord Adiyogi Shiva. Adiyogi refers to “the first yogi” or Shankar as the first yogi. It was established to inspire people towards inner well-being through yoga, it is a place to relax your mind with blissful surroundings. In the yogic tradition, Shiva is regarded as the Adiyogi or the first yogi. Adiyogi was the source of Yoga, the one who offered the possibility of transcending one’s limitations to all mankind. The Adiyogi statue is a 34 metre tall (112 ft), 45 metre long (147 ft) and 25 metre wide (82 ft) steel statue of Shiva with Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world.

Designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, it weighs around 500 tonnes. Adiyogi is located at the Isha Yoga Center. Its height, 112 ft / 34 m, symbolizes the 112 possibilities to attain to moksha (liberation) that are mentioned in yogic culture, and also the 112 chakras in the human system. A linga called Yogeshwar Linga was consecrated and placed in front of the statue. The Indian Ministry of Tourism has included the statue in its official Incredible India campaign. It is also the venue of a light and sound show on Shiva as a Yogi, inaugurated by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Lord Adiyogi Shiva Miniature Bust Statue (Miniature Bust) sizes: 6.3 inches / 16 cm x 4.13 inches / 10.5 cm x 4.53 inches / 11.5 cm.

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Roman Empire Zombie Centurion Statue, Roman Empire, Busts & Zombies Statues, Roman Legion Undead Soldier Statue

Roman Empire Zombie Centurion Statue, Roman Empire, Busts & Zombies Statues, Roman Legion Undead Soldier Statue

Roman Empire Zombie Centurion Soldier Statue

This Roman Empire Zombie Centurion Statue will be eye-catching decor to display, with his xquisite details and color. This Roman Legion Undead Soldier has bright buttons, medals and realistic details. Made of Eco Freindly resin, no odor, non-toxic harmless. Hand made, hand painted. The brushes on the top of the helmet can be removed. The Roman Empire is one of the greatest empires in human history. It was a great empire centered on the Mediterranean Sea and spanning Europe, Asia and Africa. The inventions and innovations which were generated by the Roman Empire profoundly altered the lives of the ancient people and continue to be used in cultures around the world today. Advancements in the construction of roads and buildings, indoor plumbing, aqueducts, and even fast-drying cement were either invented or improved upon by the Romans.

The Centurion was the professional officer of the Roman Legion. Commanding roughly 80-100 men at a time, a centurion was expected to be the best soldier among them. The centurion was the commander of a centuria, which was the smallest unit of a Roman Legion. A legion was nominally composed of 6,000 soldiers, and each legion was divided up into 10 cohorts, with each cohort containing 6 centuria. The Centurion thus nominally commanded about 100 men, and there were 60 centurions in a legion. Most Centurions were of plebeian origin and were promoted from the ranks of the common soldiers. They formed the backbone of the legion and were responsible for enforcing discipline. They received much higher pay and a greater share of the spoils than did common soldiers.

Instead, the concept of Zombie, Undead, dead people returning from their graves is thousands of years old. Many cultures around the world were once immersed in superstitions and legends about the undead that they believed wholeheartedly. Thus, they developed their own ideas about Zombies, also called revenants, in one form or another. Those legends that once brought unbelievable fear now, in most parts of the world, bring us entertainment in the form of books and movies. From the Stone Age to the Information Age, humans have been preoccupied with the undead for a long time. The History of Zombies is a worldwide phenomenon. Our society, in general, has grown to Love the Zombie. The idea has persisted throughout time, geographic regions, and cultures, and readily found its way to the information age. This Roman Empire Legion Undead Soldier Statue measures: 7 inches / 18 cm x 5 inches / 13 cm x 15 inches / 38 cm.

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