exquisite rendition of the Norse Goddess Frigga or Frigg
by artist Derek W Frost in cold cast bronze.
8 inches from bottom to top of head
10.75 inches from bottom to top of staff
base is 7.25 inches wide
"Frigga or Frigg was the Norse
Queen of the Gods (wife of Odin) residing in Asgard. She is patroness of
marriage and goddess of the clouds.
According to our ancestor's declarations, she possessed the knowledge of the
future, which, however, no one could ever prevail upon her to reveal.
Tall and beautiful Frigga preferred to remain in her own palace, called Fensalir,
the hall of mists or of the sea, where she diligently twirled her wheel or
distaff, spinning golden thread or weaving long webs of bright colored clouds.
This marvelous jeweled spinning wheel shone brightly in the night sky in the
shape of a constellation known in the North as Frigga's Spinning Wheel, while
inhabitants of the South called the same stars Orion's Girdle.
Frigga was also considered the goddess of conjugal and motherly love, and was
specially worshiped by married lovers and tender parents."
(from Myths of Northern Lands by Helene Adeline Guerber)
Cold Cast Bronze
Cast Bronze, Cold Cast Pewter and Bonded Marble are usually foundry-cast and
produced in a pressure tank used to get bubbles out of the mold and the finished
sculpture. These products are essentially resin combined with bronze powder,
pewter powder and marble powder. The patina for the cold-cast bronze is built
into the material used for casting, but there is a lot of hand-buffing, a
process done by the artisan's hand. Finished pieces of both products are then
often sealed with clear polyurethane to protect the finish. They are heavy,
detailed, and a little shinier than 100% metals, and they actually look better
than solid bronze. We think this new material is a fantastic compromise that
keeps the beauty, substantial weight and quality, and detail of bronze while
keeping replicas affordable. Because metals on the world market have nearly
doubled in cost in the past few years, 100% metal statues of the same size would
be at least double the cost of our cold cast bronze and pewter statues. 100%
marble would also be two to three times the cost.