Frozen in Time                            

This gallery represents the timeless sculptures and tales behind Greek and Roman mythology

This is lead sculpture of a young woman representing Diana. Dressed in a tunic and with shoes on her feet, she has a quiver on her back and is holding a bow and arrow.In Roman Mythology, Diana also known as Artemis(Greek), she was the virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, childbirth and plague. In later times she became associated with the moon the goddess of hunting. She was the daughter of Jupiter(Zeus)
This lead statue of Vertumnus and Pomona. Pomana was a beautiful wood nymph who only cared about her garden. Many men were attracted to her, but she never paid them any attention. Vertumnus, the young, handsome, god of changing seasons, and patron of fruits, decided to try to win over Pomona. He came to her in various disguises, but she still did not pay him any attention. One day Vertumnus tried a disguise as an old women. Pomona allowed him to enter her garden and he pretended to be interested in her fruit. Vertumnus kept trying to sway her by telling her a story of a young women who rejected a boy who loved her; in despair, the boy killed hung himself, and Venus punished the girl by turning her to stone. He then realized the disguise didn't work and tore it off. To his surprise, she fell in love with his beauty and they worked in her garden together.
This is a lead sculpture of the abduction of Proserpina by Pluto. Proserpina, the Roman goddess of the Underworld was abducted by Pluto the god and king of the Underworld.On the ground, another female figure is making an attempt to prevent the goddess from being abducted.One day, while picking flowers in the fields, Pluto, her uncle, the god of the underworld, noticed her. Pluto was smitten by her beauty and fell in love with her. He kidnapped Proserpina and carried her down to the underworld. She refused to eat and legend said if you ate anything in Pluto, you could never leave. Time went on and she could not bear her hunger. She ate pomegranate seeds and it sealed her fate. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, made a deal with Pluto. The deal was that Pluto will marry Proserpine and she would live as queen of the underworld for six months out of the year. Every spring, Proserpina would return and live on earth for the other six months.
This is a lead sculpture representing Meleager presenting Atalanta a boar’s head. The Calydonian boar terrorized the area. Meleager joined forces with Atalanta, the huntress, whom he love to take down this boar. She wounded the boar, and Meleager killed it. He earned the right to the animals spoils, but he gave it to Atalanta.
A lead sculpture, representing the flight of the hero Aeneas from the raid of the city of Troy. Dressed in military costume, Aeneas carries his father Anchises on his back. In turn, Anchises is holding a statue of a Penates. Next to Aeneas is his son Ascanius and his wife Creusa.
This lead sculpture represents the union of Bacchus, the god of wine and Ariadne. Bacchus stands holding grapes, while Ariadne is sitting holding a cup, with a cupid and panther around them. Ariadne was promised by Venus, that she would have an immortal lover. Bacchus married her and brought her to Olympus. As a wedding present he promised her that when she died , he would threw her golden diadem into the sky and it would transformed into a constellation.
This lead sculpture represents Apollo, the son of Zeus and twin brother of Artemis. He was was the most beautiful of all gods. Apollo is described as being the god of the sun, music, archery, eloquence, healing and prophecy
This is a bronze sculpture represents Laocoon and his two sons being attacked. Laocoon was a Trojan Priest, who warned the Trojan leaders from bringing the Trojan Horse into the city. The Greek goddess Athena, acting as protector of the Greeks, punished Laocoon for his interference by having him and his two sons attacked by the giant sea serpents.
This lead sculpture represents the roman god named Mars(Ares). He is known as the god of war . He is standing in his full armour, with a winged dragon on his helmet . Mars was the revered by the Romans as the most important god, part from Jupiter( Zeus)
This lead sculpture represents Saturn(Cronus), the god of time. It was prophesied to Saturn that one of his sons will dethrone him, In order to prevent this occurrence, Saturn devours his children as they are born but one escapes, which is Jupiter (Zeus). In the end Saturn is dethroned and his fate becomes a reality.
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