Greek and Roman Busts

APOLLO BUST 13" HIGH SCULPTURE 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 busts.

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. 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.