Signed Vienna Bronze Marble Leopard Panther Cat Statue Sculpture Figurine

$549.00
SKU: DW-001

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 8 1/2 x Width 19
Marble Dimensions: 19 X 6
Height without base: 7 1/2
Weight : 30 LBS
Inventory : 66DW000113766
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

The largest and possibly most dangerous of the four big cats, the tiger is an apex predator ( they have virtually no predators of their own, residing at the top of their food chain) and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in total length, weighing up to 660 pounds, and having canines up to 4 inches long, owning this beautiful statue is far safer than visiting this stunning creature in real life. This large tiger roams the open land, searching for its next meal. In the distance it spots an unsuspecting victim. He begins to crouch low. His eyes narrow with intensity. His tail lowers and drags along the ground. His nose sniffs the air, identifying the prey's scent. He goes in for the kill. 100% bronze and handmade, this brown patina sculpture was cast using the Lost Wax Method and mounted on a marble base. It is signed by the artist Barye. Antoine Louis Barye was born in France September 24th, 1796 and he died 1875. Most of his work was focused exclusively on animals, most of them wild. He was considered and Animalier, a sculptor whose works are mostly animals. Barye is a very accomplished sculptor and artist, he has exhibited some of his works in the Salon and some of his works reside in the Lourve.