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The Lion of Belfort
  • Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi
    born: Colmar, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • The Lion of Belfort, mid 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: France
  • terracotta
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.8 x 34 x 11.9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 3/4 x 13 3/8 x 4 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet E2
  • 1989.0039
Label Text

Proper right profile of male lion, barely rising from a lying position, mouth open, head turned slightly to the proper right: arrow under proper right front paw. Lion is posed against a semi-circular backdrop. Scale and small figure of man at right.