He said, "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit." Having said this, He breathed His last.
- Luke 23:15-16
The Gospels tell us of the Passion - the short final period in the life of Jesus covering his entrance visit to Jerusalem and leading to his crucifixion on Mount Calvary. It is the defining & climactic event central to Christian doctrine of Salvation History.
The Greatest Story Ever Told in Silver
Silver is mentioned frequently in the bible as currency, food and beverage storage, as well as fixtures and fittings. Malachi 3:3 tells us Jesus will "sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."
To think of God as a silversmith and humankind as His silver is a way to comprehend the trials and tribulations we all face in life. Each and every one of us is placed in God’s crucible. We feel the heat of personal challenges, the burning temptation to engage in sinful behavior. The scorching fires of difficulty and suffering are God’s way of testing and refining our character, of helping us become more like Him in the process.
Betrayed by Lucifer, and cast from heaven by God, the Fallen Angels crawl the earth in search of solace. And now Volnus, captivating as a solid silver figurine, is yours to take under your wing.
Introducing The Fallen Angels, From The Silversmith Collection
… And the great dragon was cast out… he was cast out into the earth and his angels were cast out with him. - Revelations 12:7-9
There was once a time, Lucifer was good, with followers who enjoyed peace in Heaven under God. But his deception to God dragged his followers down a path they never expected. Cast asunder with the Devil, they fell to earth - forever known as The Fallen Angels, and now, commemorated in solid silver in the Silversmith Collection.
Volnus – Fallen Angel Statue In Solid Silver
Volnus is the male companion to Artifice, a bronze sculpture created by Paul Ray Effinger that won Best of Show at the 2013 Texas Art Hop. Paul’s full resume is overwhelming. In 2003 he left his 12 year career as a Lead Character Artist in the Gaming Industry to pursue his passion in sculpting and building his own foundry.View full product details
DAVID SLAYS GOLIATH: As the Philistine Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground - 1 Samuel 17:48. Bernini’s sculpture perfectly captures this historic moment in time without missing a single moment.
FROM MARBLE TO SILVER SNAPSHOT: The original life size sculpture was completed in a mere 7 months and is still seen today in the Galleria Borghese. Here we see David, seconds away from throwing his stone. This was a trailblazing sculpture, completely interacting with its environment. It introduced a new standard in capturing movement and emotional intensity – a true snapshot. And nothing has been lost in our translation from marble to silver.
3D Master Sculptor Cosmin Morar
Cosmin Morar is not merely a sculptor, nor is he simply a CG and 3D character artist. He is an undisputed master of the craft, expecting nothing but excellence. Morar holds a Masters Degree in Sculpture from the University of Unate Bucharest, where he currently resides. He is highly selective in his projects, and we are fortunate to have him create such a perfect replica of Bernini’s work.
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Carved from the gilded pages of scripture and undoubtedly one of the greatest works of all time, Michelangelo’s Moses is now yours to own in this limited edition .925 solid silver replica.
MICHELANGELO’S MOSES SCULPTED FROM EXODUS 32:1 – 34:29
In 1505 Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to create the tomb where he would finally be laid to rest in 1513. The most prominent feature of this tomb would be an angry, horned Moses.
Our story begins in Exodus 32:1. Having not seen Moses for some time, Aaron declares the Jews cast their gold into a fire to produce a Golden Calf of worship. Finally descending from Mt Sinai, Moses observes this pagan-like activity. And it is told in Exodus 32:19, that the enraged Prophet cast the tablets he was holding from his hands, smashing the 10 Commandments beneath the Mountain.
… Michelangelo captures perfectly the raw emotion of Moses. Eyes darkened and veins throbbing in his arm, left foot poised for action, he grips the tablets in his right hand, ready to shatter.
BUT WHY THE STRANGE HORNS?
After the sin, Moses returns to the Lord and it is there we find the answers to the mysterious horns in Exodus 34:29. “He knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord." This has come to mean beams of light. Something that was also witnessed by the Jews when Moses returned from the Lord with a new, second set of commandments.
FROM SCRIPTURE, TO TOMB… AND NOW, YOUR COLLECTION
The illustrious 3D artist Cosmin Morar has been commissioned to replicate Michelangelo’s sculpture of this intense biblical story. From flowing beard to steely gaze, not a single detail has been overlooked.
Moses has been cast in silver high in the mountains of Thailand by silversmiths renowned for their rich silversmith ancestry. He comes to you with certificate of authentication, unique serial number and protective case.View full product details