SIGNED BRONZE SCULPTURE LION SAFARI HIGHLY DETAILED HANDCRAFTED STATUE ON MARBLE. This sculpture, by Antoine-Louis Barye, of an infuriated snake and ferocious lion at war situated atop a genuine marble base. French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye helped establish a 19th-century school known as the animaliers, artists who focused on animal subjects, frequently as stand-ins for human emotions. Barye`s portrayal of a lion subduing a serpent illustrates his fondness for dramatic animal battles. The snake has its mouth ajar displaying an intimidating and extensive set of teeth.Its eyes are filled will antagonism and defiance while it stares into the eyes of its enemy. Meanwhile, the lion irritably growls at the snake while his massive claws clasp onto the opponent`s curvy form. The lion is not an ordinary beast. It represents the French monarchy, and the serpent is a universal symbol of evil.
Even the lion`s colossal size is not an obstacle for the much smaller determined rival. This piece of bronze is not only detailed and well sculpted, but also tells a story. Incorporate this memorable pair into your home or office and pass it down to future generations. It will be a very entertaining conversation piece. Statue is signed and has a foundry stamp.
The item "SIGNED BRONZE SCULPTURE LION SAFARI HIGHLY DETAILED HANDCRAFTED STATUE ON MARBLE" is in sale since Tuesday, March 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Reproduction Antiques".
The seller is "bronzefineartstatues" and is located in East Hartford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.