Feats Of Achilles
Height: 8 in
Width: 7.75 in
Bronze figure with sword in hand and shield on arm. Body pointing toward front while legs point toward the left of the piece. Wave motif on right side.
In 2013, the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts and the Department of Classics collaborated to create a series of Ancient Greek bronze sculptures. The Art and Design department led the students through the process of lost-wax casting. Lost-wax casting is a method of metal casting, often silver, gold, brass, or in this case, bronze, in which the molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created using a wax model of a sculpture. The Classics department led the collaboration through choosing how to accurately portray an Ancient Greek myth. This bronze tells the story of Achilles, a hero of the Trojan War who became known as the greatest of all the Greek warriors.