Moses by Michelangelo

Moses by Michelangelo

While visiting Pietrasanta Italy, a town nestled below cavernous quarry pits, I heard a stone carver say that sometimes the streams coming  down the mountain run white.  That image has stayed with me, although  I only saw the streams run white in my imagination.  But it was still something,  to be able to look up towards  those  Appenine mountains,  from whence Michelangelo himself,  had  chosen the  white marble to be cut for his Moses statue and the unfinished Slaves.

Florentine Pieta

Florentine Pieta

With a beautiful resourcefulness, the modern Italian artisan has created a material for casting statues which uses this powdered marble, residue of the  huge quarry industry.   It is sometimes  refered to as bonded marble or oxolyte. This  beautiful white material is used to perfection in the statues made by  Egregia, Kozmolux and the Santini  statuaries,  available in the US through Statue.com.

We are pleased to make available to you, a huge selection  of bonded marble statues, still cast by artisans in these traditional workshops in Italy.  Most are  available to ship out of our U.S. warehouse  immediately.  Larger speciality pieces (like the Florentine Pieta at right) can be cast to order and created especially for you in Italy.

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