AXIS Industrial was contracted to safely pack a priceless statue for transport by sea to the USA. This sculpture – the “Veiled Rebecca” was created in 1872 by an Italian sculptor Giovanni Maria Benzoni and introduced the veiled technique. The statue is one of only a few in the world of a half-sized version. Rebecca is the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau from the Hebrew Bible. The ‘Veiled Rebecca’ stands out for its anatomical perfection. The essence of feminine beauty is created out of marble.
To design a case to safely transport a priceless sculpture to the USA.
To be present during the packing process to ensure the safe handling of the statue.
Design a case that would ensure this priceless work of art was safe and secure and arrived intact.
Ensure the cost of the case was kept to a reasonable price and within the client’s budget.
Ensure the case was not overly heavy, which would increase the client’s transport costs.
A fully enclosed case was designed by our in-house design team.
The statue was carefully wrapped in open cell foam and secured with fragile tape.
It was then securely wrapped in bubble wrap.
The base and two sides of the case was constructed first, allowing the statue to be placed carefully into the crate.
The statue was then braced at the base and top with fully foam lined supports.
The supports were secured into place to ensure no movement whilst the statue was in transit.
The case was then closed with the lid and two sides.
Stencils were applied on each side of the case to assist the freighting company with safe handling of the statue.
Our Production Manager and team worked extensively with our client at all times to ensure the safe handling and packing of the statue.
Due to the great work of our Production Team, the client emailed us saying, “We wanted to express our appreciation for a job well done. . . . AXIS constructed crates for export shipment of a marble statue called the “Veiled Rebecca”, marble column and marble top for an antique sideboard. Preparing items of this type for export shipment requires special care and crating designed to secure/protect the contents, Axis met this requirement and everything arrived in the USA undamaged. Please pass our message of appreciation to the staff involved.”
“Veiled Rebecca” by Giovanni Maria Benzoni. (Similar to the statue packed by Axis Packaging.)