Category Archives: Réplicas

Replicas de artículos de películas o televisión.

El “Dodecaedro romano”. Un artefacto enigmático del s. II

Tenemos conocimiento de ellos desde el s. XVIII y aún no sabemos su utilidad.

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Dodecaedro romano encontrado en las cercanías de Frankfurt

El primer dodecaedro romano se encontró en Inglaterra en 1739, desde entonces han aparecido más de cien en distintos puntos de Europa (sobre todo en Alemania y Francia), y aún no se ha podido determinar el propósito de su fabricación dada la escasa información que hay sobre ellos.

Son objetos huecos con forma de dodecaedro de entre 4 y 11 cm. Fabricados en su mayoría de bronce, (aunque algunos son de piedra),cuyas caras tienen agujeros de distinto diámetro decoradas con circunferencias grabadas alrededor y pequeñas esferas en los vértices.

Réplica de un dodecaedro romano. MJ2Artesanos. Detalle

Se estima que datan de entre los siglos II o III dC y puesto que algunos han sido encontrados junto a monedas enterradas, se tiende a suponer que eran objetos valiosos.

Hay poca información acerca de ellos y son muchas las hipótesis acerca de para qué se fabricaron sin que haya acuerdo entre la comunidad científica sobre ninguna de ellas.

Es sorprendente que no se haya encontrado referencia a ellos en las representaciones artísticas de la época aunque Plutarco escribió en el s.I que representaban el zodíaco (doce caras, doce símbolos). Parece que esa explicación no convence a la comunidad científica.

Entre las hipótesis que se barajan se encuentran utilidades tan dispares como instrumentos de medición, algún objeto de uso militar, soporte para velas (parece que se han encontrado restos de cera en alguno de ellos), dados para algún tipo de juego, calendarios para calcular las fechas de siembra, e incluso hace poco surgió la teoría de que servían para tejer guantes.

Os recomiendo este artículo de Mentalfloss que profundiza más en estas teorías:

The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archaeologists for Centuries

Cuando supimos de la existencia de estos objetos pensamos que sería algo bonito de reproducir y aquí está el resultado.

Está impreso en 3D. Modificado y pintado a mano para conseguir el aspecto que deseábamos.

Réplica de dodecaedro romano. Mj2artesanos

Ya está disponible en nuestra tienda:

http://www.mj2artesanos.es/es/home/106-dodecaedro-romano.html

The first Jissaw puzzle in the History


The history of the puzzles goes back to the second half of the s. XVIII when the cartographer and engraver John Spilsbury created for educational purposes, around 1767, the first puzzle of history by sticking one of its maps on a wooden board and cutting the countries by the borders.

Some sources point out that these first puzzles were created for the entertainment and education of the Prince of Wales (later George IV), whose education was in charge of Lady Charlotte Finch. Although there is evidence that she

El primer puzzle de la historia que se conserva en la British Library. J. Spilsbury 1767 http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item104695.html

had some of these puzzles, it can not be specified if they were an order of her.

Spilsbury was the first to commercialize the product, initially intended for upper classes, with several models of maps. From the world, Europe, Asia, Africa, America, England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

These maps were a great educational resource and they were continued using for it until the s. XX in which the use of the puzzles was popularized for recreational purposes.

The reproduction that we show you is of the map “Europe divided in its kingdoms” of which a copy in the British Library is conserved.

The original has 50 pieces, of which 5 (Scotland, the Channel, the Netherlands, Corsica and Sardinia) have been lost, and the Gulf of Finland is damaged.

We have replaced these pieces by “blank maps” so that the map is complete but respecting the “historical” void of the pieces.

We have made it like the original, sticking the map on a board and cutting the borders with a saw.

Approximate measurements are 44 x 47 cm and its presented in a wooden box.

It is available in our online store.

More information:

http://www.juguetessomosnosotros.com/juguetes/el-primer-puzzle-de-john-spilsbury/
http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item104695.html

Umayyad Caliphate art. Madinat al-Zahra replicas

Caliphic art is one of the stages of development of Islamic art in Al-Andalus, and passes between the 8th and 10th centuries, (beginning of the Taifa Kingdoms).

Andalusí Muslim art developed according to religious canons and oriental influences, adapting many times to pre-Muslim architectural and decorative techniques or motifs.

In Cordoba, capital of the caliphate created by Abderramán III in 929, there are some of the most representative buildings of this stage. The Mezquita and Medina Azahara. (Madinat al-Zahra).

Madinat al-Zahra was a city created on the outskirts of Cordoba (about 8 km in the direction of Sierra Morena), which stood out for the luxury with which it was built although it had a brief existence.

The archaeological site of Medina Azahara has been declared monument of cultural interest since 1923. On January 27, 2015, Madinat al-Zahra was inscribed on the Indicative List of Spain of the World Heritage Site, category of cultural property (No. ref 5978).

On January 12, 2017, the final document of the candidacy was registered to be part of the World Heritage List.

As part of the items on sale in his museum, we have made reproductions of two elements representative of the art (and craftsmanship) of the site.

 

“Ataurique. House of Ya’far.”

 

Imagen facilitada por la tienda del museo para su estudio y reproducción.

 

Detail of a board with decoration of ataurique – decorative vegetal motif, typical of Islamic art, created from the stylization of leaves and fruits – located in the span of the facade of the house of Ya’far, prime minister of al-Hakam II from the year 350 (AD 961)

Reproduction made in aged resin, on velvet and frame to hang.

Ataurique reproduction. Ya’far house.

Ataurique reproduction. Ya’far house.

Ataurique reproduction. Ya’far house.

Portada de la vivienda de Ya’far. De Sombradeparra – http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/CAMA/

 

This wall rises on the eastern side of the patio that precedes the official or working area of the dwelling, constituting the monumental facade of it.

 

 

 

 

 

“Casket of Princess Wallada”

 

Replica of the casket of Princess Wallada which is preserved in the museum.

This ivory chest includes a dedication to a member of the Umayyad family, the main recipient of these luxury objects destined for high dignitaries and foreign ambassadors. Held in Caliph’s workshops, this chest dedicated to Wallada, sister of al-Hakam II, is one of only two pieces in whose inscription it is said that they were made in Madinat al-Zahra:

 

“In the name of God, blessing of God, rejoicing, happiness and joy for Sister Wallada for what was done in Madinat al-Zahra in 355 AD 966”

The box that is currently exhibited in the museum is a careful replica, since the original belongs to the Foundation Institute Valencia Don Juan.

Our reproduction is built in a smaller size, since it is conceived to be sold as souvenir in the museums store, although conserving the essence of the original one. Made in resin with marble load.

Both pieces are on sale in the museum’s physical store in the Madinat Al-Zahra Archaeological site.

More information:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arte_emiral_y_califal

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medina_Azahara

https://www.tiendasculturalesdeandalucia.es/cultura/tiendas-culturales/web/guest/home/-/articulo/tienda/TMZ