Statue, The Amazon

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00082
Title: Statue, The Amazon
Additional Title: Philadelphia 1930s
Historic Street Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: 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.

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.180966
Geocode Latitude:39.965570

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer