“The Shield of Achilles” by Alessandro Romano
The Shield of Achilles, prestigious polychrome bronze inspired by the eighteenth Iliad, Homer. It’s the most important work of master Romano, international artist and one of the most significant of our time, and acquired by the Italian President, Hon. Francesco Cossiga by the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome for the Quirinale Palace in 1990.
This extraordinary work in bronze was made with the ancient technique of lost wax casting and melted in the millennial Pontifical Foundry Marinelli in Agnone. The great attention to detail and expertise of the production technique, make this one of the finest bronze sculptures in the world, considered by many experts as the culmination of the artistic expression of the master Alessandro Romano.
Nov’Arte Italia, in very exceptional way, offers to a few individuals to have access to the greatest masterpiece of the master Romano. Currently there are only 5 copies in the world, two of these are already exposed at the Auditorium Rainier III of Monaco and at the Quirinale Palace.