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Lion About to Strike a Serpent (Lion la patte levée sur un serpent or Esquisse du lion des Tuileries)

Artist:
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris )
Date:
modeled 1832, executed after 1848
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, brown patina; marble
Dimensions:
Height (without base): 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Accession Number:
39.65.57a, b
Not on view
Signature: Signed on base: BARYE

Inscription: Written underneath: B.V.C> 4216

Marking: Cold-stamped under left thigh of lion, very faint: BARYE
Jacob Ruppert (until 1939; bequeathed to MMA)
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