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180 cm
71 in
id 261

James the Great

$ 29,995.00 | 71 in

(plus applicable taxes)

About "James the Great" artclone

The original of this artclone from the Pepoli Museum in Trapani, sculpted in 1522, is a fine example of Renaissance art, a period where art flourished in Europe under the patronage of the Catholic Church. Saint James holds a place of deep significance in tradition as one of the original Twelve Apostles chosen by Jesus Christ, venerated as the patron saint of Spain. His remains are traditionally believed to be interred at Santiago de Compostela in Spain, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Christianity. The Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage route leading to his shrine, has been traversed by millions over centuries, serving as a spiritual journey culminating in the veneration of his relics.

The figure stands upright, yet there is an implied movement in the naturalistic stance that Antonello Gagini has masterfully sculpted. The slight turn of the body towards the staff, along with the positioning of the feet, gives the impression that the saint could at any moment step forward. His right arm descends gracefully with a slight bend at the elbow, the hand holding the staff lightly, suggesting a gentle but firm grasp. This relaxed grip, combined with the downward gaze and the book in his left hand, imbues the sculpture with a sense of gentle wisdom. The staff parallels his own stature, reinforcing the verticality of the figure, and the left arm's bend, holding the book close to his body, creates a gentle counterbalance. The book, most likely representing the Holy Scriptures, is held securely but with an open and inviting posture, almost offering it forth to those who gaze upon the sculpture.

Adding such an artclone to a private space provides a shape that echoes the craftsmanship and beauty of Gagini’s original work, ideally located where a viewer can circle the sculpture, observing the finesse in the folds of the garments, the peaceful expression of the saint, and the intricate details that bring the piece to life.
Made to order

Custom 3D printed in Italy by artficial™ in 30 days

Material

Plant-based PLA filament. Weather-resistant and durable

Dimensions, Weight

180 x 70 x 50 cm, 20000 grams

71 x 28 x 20 in, 44.2 pounds

Delivery

Shipping from Italy
Estimated arrival

Returns

14-day return policy
Satisfaction guaranteed

Packaging

100% eco friendly
packaging

the artclone process

Digitization

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.

Archival

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.

Preservation

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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What are artclones made of?

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Artclones are plant-based, does it mean they degrade over time?

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