Walter installing a large marble statue called Vittoria Alata. This statue is a figure in the round. It's being installed in a private bedroom.

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Marble Statue, Vittoria Alata

Carving and installation of a monumental classical marble sculpture

I was commissioned to reproduce a 2nd century Roman Marble Statue, Winged Victory. The original, in Bronze, is in the Santa Giulia museum in Brescia, Italy. My creation is 7'5" (225 cm) tall, and is carved in white Carrara marble.
Vittoria Alata- the Winged Victory of Brescia

The winged victory was a common theme in Roman art. It became widespread in the 2nd century b.c.e. This bronze, measures about 2 meters tall(6'6"). It was probably originally made as a sculpture of the Greek goddess Aphrodite in the 3rd century b.c.e., with the wings added to transform her into a winged victory in the 1st century b.c.e.
ancient roman Victoria Statue

Here is the block I selected for this marble statue.
Here is the block I selected for this marble statue

Here is the finished work in the studio, ready for crating and shipping. (click to enlarge)
Marble Statue Roman Winged Victory

Detail of finished work. (click to enlarge)
Detail of the marble figure

The wings and arms were carved separately, but all the marble came out of a single block.
mounting wings on a classical marble statue

The wings weighed about two hundred pounds, and took several people to install. I then touched up the joint with tinted plaster, and sanded it to match.
Finishing the marble scuplture on site

The arms were mounted with "Roman Joints", a traditional method of attachment. The arm is carved with a square plug, and a matching square hole is carved in the shoulder socket to accept the arm. This technique dates back thousands of years.
this marble statue is based on an ancient original in the museum in Brescia Italy

I left webs or ribs of marble between the fingers for safety during transport. After the arms were mounted, I cut off those webs.
installing a neo-classical winged victory in marble

finishing the installation of this large, marble statue or "figure in the round" in a client's bedroom.
Walter S. Arnold finishing a classic marble statue
this marble statue is based on an ancient original in the museum in Brescia Italy the sculptor with the finished Vittoria sculpture
detail of the roman vittoria alata ancient roman sculpture face in marble

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