Item No: pdcal00082
Title: Statue, The Amazon
Additional Title: Philadelphia 1930s
Historic Street Address:
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Print and Picture Collection
This is a ca. 1935 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing the large sculpture, "The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther," located at the base of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. It was created originally in 1837, by German sculptor August Kiss. A copy was recast in 1929, for installation at the then-new Art Museum. It is bronze, on a black granite base, and mounted on a sustantial limestone base. The work depicts a panther attacking an Amazon on horseback, and she is about to spear the panther. The church in the background is Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Claude Alexander - Photographer