Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther/The Lion Fighter
1839 (cast 1929)
August Kiss (1802-1865)
The Lion Fighter
1858 (cast 1892)
Albert Wolff (1814-1892)
In Greek mythology the Amazons were a nation of female warriors. The fearless Amazon to your immediate left confronts a vicious panther that has sunk its teeth into her terrified horse’s neck. The original sculptures for this and The Lion Fighter (opposite side of steps) are located in front of the National Museum in Berlin. The Fairmount Park Art Association had a bronze cast of The Lion Fighter made in 1892. They made a bronze cast of the Amazon in 1929, and then placed the two works here as the Parkway and the Art Museum were completed, mirroring the German museum placement.
Both artists show the influence of their teacher, German sculptor Christian Rauch.
Location. 39° 57.883′ N, 75° 10.75′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Art Museum Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Reservoir to Art Museum (here, next to this marker); Parkway Museums District Julian Francis Abele (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); A Home For Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paths & Pavilions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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