Shop our Busts of Greeks and Romans Gallery.
is proud to offer one of the most extensive lines
of Greek and Roman busts on the entire web. The
following statues represent some of our more popular
Apollo Busts: There are 10 different
versions of the bust of Apollo, the god of the,
the god of archery, and the god of agriculture
and animals. The most famous bust of Apollo was
sculpted the Athenian sculptor Leochares in the
4th century. It now resides in the Vatican Museum.
Statue.com is proud to offer numerous museum quality
reproductions of this bust as well as other works
by Leochares. All of these busts represent the
nobility of classical features and the keen lifelike
gaze that has made Apollo busts some of the most
admired sculptures from ancient times.
Diana of Versailles was sculpted
by Leochares in the 4th century B.C. and can be
seen in the Vatican. She was commonly worshipped
in groves and forests, and her connection with
human fertility probably developed from her role
as mother and protectress.
Diana of the Hunt Goodess -
In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the
moon and of the hunt. The Latin counterpart of
the Greek virgin goddess Artemis, Diana was the
guardian of springs and streams and the protector
of wild animals. She was especially revered by
women and was believed to grant an easy childbirth
to her favorites. In art she is typically shown
as a young hunter, often carrying bow and arrows.
Medusa: The story of Medusa
has been told and retold with many variations.
One describes a hideous monster that any glance
at her would immediately turn the gazer to stone.
Another paints the picture of a beautiful woman
who had been cursed by her own vanity. The Medusa
Rondanini sculpture in our collection depicts
the latter interpretation of the myth, telling
the story of a lovely woman who was admired for
her glorious hair. Apparently it was her pride
that betrayed her and enraged the goddess Athena,
who transformed Medusa's locks and ringlets into
a tangle of hissing serpents. This sculpture is
believed to be a Roman copy of a Greek original
from the 5th century BC, and is currently in Munich.
These and other fine busts including those of
the gods Zeus,
Poseidon, Neptune, Venus, and Hermes are available
in the Busts
of Greeks and Romans Gallery.