The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther/The Lion Fighter

The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther/The Lion Fighter (HM20FE)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.883', W 75° 10.75'

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The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther
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.
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HM NumberHM20FE
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Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 484698 N 4423856
Decimal Degrees39.96471667, -75.17916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.883', W 75° 10.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 52.98" N, 75° 10' 45" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 717, 484, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76 State Rte 3007, Philadelphia PA 19130, US
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