Unveiling the Beauty of Family Sculptures 

Brief history of Family sculptures - from ancient civilizations to modern times.

Throughout history from ancient civilisations to the present, artists have created family sculptures in different forms. Art transformed and evolved when families, clans, and tribes came together to build civilizations such as villages and towns. Mesopotamia is where the first civilisation that we are aware of emerged, and they produced some very amazing works of art. Family statues and sculptures were a common form of art in Mesopotamia, with many examples depicting families in various poses and settings. These works often portrayed the family unit as a cohesive and important social unit, with parents and children shown interacting and engaged in various activities. One notable example is the statue of Gudea and his family, which portrays the ruler and his family in a domestic setting, with the children playing and the parents watching over them.

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The Sumerians developed and built pyramids that served as the focal point of their towns, invented writing, and produced exquisite stone sculptures. These were extremely talented artists who personified the original human form-depicting art, and we can find the influence of bonding between human beings and families being reflected across these art forms.

In this blog you will find interesting facts about family sculpture throughout and special occasions where family figurines can be given as a gift.

A. Famous Civilisations that depicted Family Sculptures

Lets explore a few of the ancient artwork of the ancient civilizations that portrayed family sculpture and bondings:

1. Olmec seated family figurine of a mother and child

The Olmec were the earliest major civilisation developed along the Mexico’s Gulf coast and yet it is surprising when we look back at their art and the way their artists portrayed and exhibited the realistic expressions, love and emotions in family sculptures of the mother and the child. The Olmec were extremely skilled sculptors and artists, and are even  known today for their artwork.

2. Egyptian Art: The Goddess Isis and her Son Horus

During the Ancient egyptian era and subsequently in Rome the ancient Egyptians used the picture of the goddess Isis feeding her son Horus as a potent symbol of rebirth, childhood and a way to show the bond of family through a family statue.

3. Human Figurines of the Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley civilaisation also reflects human family figurines. Similar to other civilizations that made use of family statues, like Mesopotamia, these figurines were largely used to celebrate manhood in males and fertility in females, particularly childbirth and upbringing.

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B. Discover the Artists Who Created Popular Family Sculptures

No matter if they are formal portraits or reflects household settings, artists have historically incorporated the idea of families into works of art as a form of painting or sculpture. 

Artists have historically incorporated the idea of families into works of art as a form of painting or sculpture. Some artists even took their own family as inspiration to portray their work of art. Here are a few artists from past who created Family sculptures that became famous over years. 

1. The Family of Gerrit Schouten, by Jan Steen - Year 1659-1660

This painting portrays the family of Schouten, accompanied by his son and daughter showcasing a family portrayal theme.

2. A happy family art, by Eugenio Zampighi- Year 1884 

It's a portrayal of a family at work and playing. It implies that despite their poor conditions, they are always happy.

3. Statue of the Chinese Mother River - Mrs He’e.

The Yellow River, known as the "Chinese Mother River," nurtured the Chinese ancestors in the past and gave rise to the early Chinese civilisation. On April 30, 1986, the renowned sculptor Mrs. He'e produced this granite sculpture in Gansu Province through the Beijing Sculptural Factory. The family sculpture also shows China as a family. Children from every country are treated equally in this large family and that each child is the same in a mother’s eye.

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4. Laocoon and His Sons, Second Century BC

A famous family sculpture of Roman antiquity Laocoon and his sons, was dug up in Rome in 1506. The sculpture is of a Trojan Priest with his sons which is housed in the palace of Emperor Titus.

Symbolism in Family Sculptures that Depicts Strong Family Bonds and Values

Family sculptures have long been used as a symbol of the strength and importance of family bonds and values. These sculptures comes in different forms depicting animals, cultures, classes. They are usually rich with complex emotions such as love, nostalgia, parenthood, hardship, and happiness, providing a powerful representation of the joys and struggles of family life. Through the use of powerful symbolism, family sculptures serve as a poignant reminder of the profound impact that our family relationships have on our lives. Whether as a centerpiece in the family home in the form of a Family Unity statue,  or a cherished gift to a loved one in the form of a cat family statue, these sculptures serve as a lasting tribute to the enduring power of family ties.

Many beautiful and inspiring family sculptures can be found around the world. Each one captures a unique aspect of family life, and serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of family bonds and values. Here are a few examples of famous family sculptures that are also commonly used for decor or spiritual reasons:

Symbolism in Family sculpture

1. ‘Happy Together’ - Family Sculpture by Melissa J. Gondek

The Happy Together family sculpture by Melissa showcases the sweetness of the ties and love shared by parents and their children.

2. Modern statue of Jesus Holy Family 

The family statue of the Holy Family serve as a reminder of the value of family. The ideal family is represented by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. They serve as a reminder of the Father's role as a protector, the Mother's role as a source of love, and the Baby's role as the miraculous gift of life demanding commitment and sacrifice.

3. Elephant Family Statue

Elephant family statues are one of the most popular form of Family statues. They signify the family life and are known to ease out conflicts and trouble in the family life. That leads to a happier Family life with conflictless bonding. A family figurine collectible of an elephant is even known to help your child in focussing on their academics and  attract positivity and prosperity in your home.

4. Lord Shiva Family Statue

Lord Shiva Family Statue has always been a pratice to keep at home for spiritual growth. A lord Shiva family sculpture is full of life and said to increase love and care within your family and will attract more positive energy in your home.

5. Lord Buddha Family Statue

Lord Buddha family statue is a representation of peacefulness, happiness, and enlightenment. According to popular belief, a Buddha statue eliminates life's imbalances, and adhering to his teachings promotes a balanced, healthy lifestyle in your family giving you a calm and peaceful environment.. Keeping a buddha family statue in your home attracts positive energy, signifying growth, hope and prosperity in your family.

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Uses of custom Family Sculptures as Gifts to commemorate special family occasions.

Most occassions have a family angle to them and hence  something related to family makes the ideal present, specially if it can be personalised. Having said that, some occasions and holidays are simply more suited for presenting family gifts than others.

Infact most of our holiday cards and the photos of our photo albums too reflect strong family bonds. When we look at these photos in the future, even seemingly insignificant small events can have profound importance and bring all the family memories in our mind. Though family pictures undoubtedly have a special place in our family's history, but what if we could show a more lasting, more concrete illustration of our love and family bonding? What if we get a personalised family souvenir that in addition to focusing on a particular family vacation also captures the essence of what it is to be loved and truly reflects our family bonding in a 3 dimension? Yes, with a 3d printed miniature family sculpture a memories can be more lasting and full of life.

Other than pictures and videos, we now have the option of customized family sculpture to help us remember important occasions or get-togethers with family and friends. These sculpture can give you exquisite detailing and they look lifelike. A personalized family figurine can truly commemorate the special family occasions. So, what are the occasions when you can give a miniature family figurine as a gift? Lets, discuss few of such occasions below:

1. Christmas Celebration

Christmas Day is one of the biggest holidays that is celebrated worldwide. Friends and family are more likely to celebrate the day together throughout the holiday season. People search for unique gifts on this special day to show each other how much they care. Give an amazing surprise to your family by giving them a christmas family figurine and make your loved ones cherish the gift forever.

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2. Birthday Celebration

Does anyone dislike receiving gifts on their birthday? Nobody does right? Birthdays are a special occasion where gifts can be given or received, making the birthday person happy. In birthday parties and celebrations, gifts are a social custom that are highly valued. Gifting beautiful and unique birthday gifts to someone is always a fulfilling experience.

When it comes to uniqueness, a 3D printed family sculpture for birthday that can be personalized might be the perfect gift and keepsake for the person. So keep that in mind nexy time a Birthday of closed ones falls.

3. Mothers Day Celebration

Our mothers have always cherished our photos and recollections. It's  time we do the same for her. This is why a family sculpture is the ideal Mother's Day gift. You can commemorate her and surprise her with a 3D printed family figurine. She will be all smiles when you offer her a custom family sculpture of her own family, or you can even give her a family figure collectible of Cat or Elephants that are a symbolic to Family bonding and double up as excellent decor item.

4. Fathers Day Celebration 

It's that time of year when you pamper your father with love and attention. With Father's Day nearing, you must be looking for the right gift for him. However, guess what? It is difficult to choose the best Father's Day gifts. It can be difficult to pick appropriate gifts for them because they never express their wishes.

Think beyond the box this Father's Day and give them a customized family bobblehead as it will also be fun. Since they always put their family first a family sculpture would definitely make them happy.

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5. Wedding or Anniversary Celebration

Choosing an ideal gift for your wedding, anniversary or for your parents anniversary is a always a big task. Anniversaries are a special occasion for you to commemorate the special day and choosing a thoughtful, personalized present can be the best option for you both.  It will not just make your spouse smile, but also is one of the easiest ways to show you care about them. And to commemorate the special occasion a family sculpture of you with spouse, or with the whole family can be a unique choice.

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6. Baby shower Celebration

We understand how difficult it may be to plan the perfect baby shower. Everything seems to have been done before, whether you're the father-to-be, her parents or her best friend. And then there is the part of gifting where we all become clueless about what will make the perfect baby shower gift. 

You can give the mom-to-be a family figurine with her in it as a pregnant figurine, which will make the gift unique and serve as a symbol of your family ties.

7. Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving isn't often thought of as a gift-giving occasion, but that makes it an even ideal time to surprise your family with a thoughtful gift. Don't simply take wine; instead, surprise your favorite host or family with a gift that they may cherish and appreciate forever!

You don't want to go unprepared to any Thanksgiving gathering, even if it's just a traditional family affair. A family sculpture or a family figurine collectible might be a thoughtful gift for your Thanksgiving host because it will serve as a perfect keepsake from them about their family.

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8. Parents  Day Celebration

Parents day is one of the important days in our lives when we honour our parents life, and it is even more important to commemorate the occasion beautifully so that they know how much you care for them. The effort you make for making this day special is going to be everything. You can observe the day in a variety of ways - you may make them watch a movie, sing a song for them, or even make them some meal. You can give them their favorite gift as well and, what will be a better occasion then parents day to give your parents a truly personalised family gift. A custom family sculpture signifies the family ties and relation. You can even give your parents a toy family figure to add some fun, or a family bobblehead to make it the cutest family gift.

9. Grandparents Day Celebration

Grandparents Day is the ideal occasion for grandchildren to cherish special bonds with their grandparents. And it's time to start planning what gifts you will give your grandparents on Grandparents Day. Never worry if you're having trouble coming up with ideas.

For grandparents one of the best joys is to enjoy seeing their family photos or pictures of their grandchildren. Seeing a tangible representation of themselves and their grandchildren can even be a more delightful experience for grandparents, and it can also serve as a meaningful keepsake that they can treasure for years to come. A custom family figurine can be a thoughtful and heartwarming gift that grandparents would likely appreciate and enjoy.

Allow yourself or your young children to choose the favorite picture with their grandparents. And send those 2D pictures to My3dselfie and we will send you a personalized 3d replica figurine of your family or just your grandparents, that your grandparents will cherish forever, more than a photograph.

10. Other Celebrations

A heartwarming gift showing the family bond is always a great option if you want to go all out and show your loved one how much you care with a meaningful and heartfelt gift. Whatever the occasion be, a family sculpture is always a great option. They will be an ongoing reminder of what really matters, how swiftly time passes, and the importance of appreciating the present. Don't worry! Even though time passes quickly, a miniature family figurine will be a tangible and lasting reminder of those beautiful family times.

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Why are family sculptures used in home decor?

A family statue can be used in creative ways as a family decor to enhance the interior design of your home too, specially when used with a personalised touch. They serve as an ideal representation of the resilience and significance of familial connections and are a good way to preserve memories of special moments with loved ones

In addition to bringing back happy memories, a family sculpture arrangement with your loved ones will contribute to the calming ambiance for your home. A family figurine alongwith serving as a memory will serve as decorative figurine for your family room decor. Ofcourse a miniature family figurine of your own family will have a collection of tale to share and will adorn your living space but collectible family figurines too are wonderful ad ons.

Apart from your own family statue, you can also also place spiritual or goddess family figurines to your home to bring peace, positivity and harmony, toy family figure or family figurine collectible as a means of family room decor.

For example- Placing family sculptures of Shiva, Buddha Family Statues and African Family Sculptures inside your home are believed to be good for your spiritual development.  It is said that you will also receive wisdom, strength, and power by keeping them. To increase the positive energy you can place them in your home.

Similarly placing an elephant family statue in your home is believed to attract favourable energy as well as wealth. Thereby, keeping an elephant family figurine in the living area will promote domestic tranquilly. Additionally an elephant family sculpture will work as a decorative figurine in your home, or as wonderful family room decor.

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Conclusion

Throughout history and across civilizations we have seen family sculptures, and there have been countless transitions into family arts and family sculptures. Even today there are many wonderful examples of family sculpture which can be placed in your home as family room decor. While many known artistic family statues from past serve as a reminder and encouragement of family bonds and parenthood, custom family sculptures made to commemorate your own family memories can help in the recall of the joyful times spent with our loved ones. No matter what the event, occassion or place be, Family sculptures can be a source of inspiration, positive spirit and delight.

A custom family figurine made to honour our own family can help us remember our ancestry and forge connections with them. We can perceive the similarities between ourselves and our parents or grandparents, when we look back at the family figurine in future. These lifelike figurinescan instil the beliefe that your family is with you. Through Famly statues the customs that have persisted through the generations can be seen and felt. Our sense of continuity and connection to the past generations are enhanced by family sculpture.

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