In 1582, Cipriano de Valera began to fulfill the desire of Casiodoro de Reina, not for another translation, but for a purified translation. Valera himself acknowledged that his work was a revision, referring to it as the Second Edition of Casiodoro de Reina. For twenty years he labored with the original languages in order to perfect and complete the work he believed God had led Reina to begin. At seventy years of age, Valera gave the Spanish-speaking people the Bible of 1602, the edition that would unquestionably remain the standard Spanish Bible for the next two hundred fifty years.
Spanish Bible history displays are not complete without this personalized presentation, and collectors will want to add statues of both Reina and Valera to their private collections as well. This sculpture is cast in marble stone resin and finished with a bronze patina, with a brass and gloss-black nameplate.
Because each sculpture is hand-finished rather than mass-produced, there will naturally be some color variation and no two will be exactly alike. This is part of the nature and beauty of handmade objects, and should not be considered a flaw or defect. If you are attempting to match your previous sculpture purchases or have a particular look in mind (more or fewer highlights, for example), please contact us and we will be happy to provide photos of our current inventory so you can select the exact sculpture that will be shipped to you.