Fighting the Centaur Bianor Bronze Sculpture


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Thorough grounding in classical prototypes is evident in this highly charged representation of an incident from the battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs described in Book XII of Ovids Metamorphoses. Bayre surely knew the series of metopes from the Parthenon depicting the Greek legend, but the death blow delivered by the Greek hero is recognizable as a borrowing from the marble Hercules and a Centaur by the Mannerist sculptor Giambologna in Florence.

The Bronze Sculpture with a brown patina finish is mounted upon a marble base.

Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 10 X Width 10 inches. Weight: 10 LBS.