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40 cm
16 in
id 128

Tipa Virgin Mary

$ 495.00 | 16 in

(plus applicable taxes)

About "Tipa Virgin Mary" artclone

The original of this clone is an 18th century sculpture from the atelier of the Tipa family in Trapani. It concentrates several iconographic topics particularly dear to the cult of the Virgin in Sicily in an object of rare harmony and complexity. The elaborate theological path to define the mystery only reached fulfilment in 1854, when Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Before then depictions of the Virgin are linked to the universal role designated by the Counter-Reformation. An iconographic “standard” was widespread, in Sicily in particular, described by the Spanish painter Francisco Pacheco in his essay “Arte de la pintura”, in 1649, in which the Virgin is described, just as in this sculpture, with hands crossed on her breast resting on the moon which is rising from the earth embraced by a snake. It is important to remember that Philip III, Ruler of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, asked Pope Urban VIII to recognise the cult of the Virgin. In 1643, on request by the Order of Franciscans and the Viceroy Juan Alfonso Henriquez de Cabrera, the Virgin was proclaimed protectress of Sicily.

This artclone is a triumph of typically Baroque symbolism and formal elegance: the feet of the base carved with floral motifs, the exquisitely detailed crown, the volutes supporting the Earth, and the bustling folds of the Virgin’s mantle. This artclone is worthy of Baroque settings, or the Expensive style for more contemporary tastes. The richness of detail would also suit the complex arrangements in Louis XIV style.

The artclone of the Statue of the Immaculate Conception should be in subtle colours to exalt the legibility of the countless elements present in the original.

Private Collections

Made to order

Custom 3D printed in Italy by artficial™ in 3 days


Plant-based PLA filament. Weather-resistant and durable

Dimensions, Weight

40 x 10 x 10 cm, 300 grams

16 x 4 x 4 in, 0.7 pounds


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14-day return policy
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100% eco friendly

the artclone process


Museums and Private Collections partner with Artficial to preserve their sculptural masterpieces in digital format. We employ state-of-the-art scanning techniques to capture every detail of the original sculpture.


The digital file is permanently stored in the Artvault, our secure and robust database which serves as a repository for the scans of the world's sculptural masterpieces. The Artvault safeguards the precious file and metadata, ensuring the longevity and accessibility of these invaluable cultural artifacts.

Sustainable Production

With the digitalclone securely in place, we proceed to the production stage. Using our advanced 3D printing technology, we craft licensed artclones that replicate the original sculptures with exceptional accuracy using our durable plant-based filament. This made-to-order solution prevents waste and delivers the finished artclone with low turnaround times.


As a result of this patented process, the owner of the licensed artwork receives royalty payments from Artficial with each sale. This arrangement preserves and promotes the world's sculptural masterpieces and cultural heritage.

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