Bronze was one of the first metals to be worked and used by ancient peoples. An alloy of copper and tin, it replaced pure copper due to its harder, more durable nature. Bronze is even harder than iron but was eventually replaced by that metal due to shortages of tin during 1100 BC, and then truly fell out of use as a weapon once steel was developed (an alloy that is harder than bronze). Nevertheless, bronze was and still is used for many other purposes than weaponry. It has been a popular medium for cast sculptures in particular and the reason for this popularity is quickly realized upon seeing a breathtaking, polished bronze statue up close.
Bronze has a timeless beauty; a special attribute demonstrated by such sculptures as the Birth of Venus and the 13th Century Medieval Warrior Soldier. Both of these stunning statues capture the essence of older works of art in the rich brown, golden-hued colors of bronze.
The quality and timeless character of bronze is also demonstrated by such modern day statues as the beautiful Leap Froggin Playing Boys sculpture. The folds of their clothing, happy looks on their faces, and other details make this high quality bronze sculpture look like a snapshot of another, more innocent time.
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