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For those that truly love three-dimensional artistically beauty that lasts literally forever, there are time. Bronze has been made into tools, protective armor, many variations of weapons, and evethe long historical highly crafted pieces of bronze. Bronze is not just one type of material by itself, but a mixture of elements that most often include manganese, silicon, aluminum and phosphorus. These variations of copper alloys can also be commonly combined with tin, but not always.

Bronze has long been acquired by so many cultures throughout human history to be fitted to the specific cultural needs of the people at the time, and since the material of bronze itself is so versatile, there are very few roles that bronze has not played throughout n as eating and drinking vessels. Bronze has also been put to use in many different forms of building materials and decorative formations for buildings. But one of the most commonly known forms for bronze are the many life size to very small hand crafted statues that has touched every culture around the world in one way or another.

When looking at the bronze material itself it is easy to understand as to why bronze has long been such a popular metal. The only other metal stronger than bronze is steel, and bronze metal is way ahead of iron in strength. Bronze also has its own unique way of long standing protection. This is due to the outer surface oxidation that is only superficial. In fact, it is the thin layer of oxidation that stops any other type of metal damage or corrosion. This is one of the reasons as to why oxidation is welcomed by many outdoor bronze statue owners. The other reason is the naturalization of the oxidation that brings out variation forms of beauty specifically to their bronze pieces of artworks.

Another beauty of bronze is the extremely long lasting mannerisms of the bronze material itself. Since bronze will with stand most anything throughout time, today's societies are so fortunate to be able to look into the past history of yesterday's worldly cultures through the bronze items long ago left behind. Everything from ancient money to a wide variety of ancient statues made of bronze tells so much about how certain societies lived in the past. This is vital information in so many ways for grasping human history better, and so much is owed to what all bronze can tell us by being left behind.

Anita Satin Choudhary writes for Ivory and Art Gallery. Browse the gallery for unique collection of artifacts ranging from Mammoth Ivory to Bronze Sculpture.


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