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Siberian Ram [Bronze]

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Title

Siberian Ram [Bronze]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

The compact, monolithic form of the Siberian Ram contrasts with the more open composition of the Leaping Gazelle (#16), although both have spherical contours and strong curvilinear design elements. Both are evocative. Some viewers perceive them as joyful, playful animals, while others see fear and anguish in these sculptures.

Fredericks first made the Siberian Ram in 1941, but the first documented bronze cast was not installed until 1966, when a 24 inch tall sculpture was placed in the rose garden of the Henry Ford estate in Dearborn. Fredericks carved a Siberian Ram in limestone on commission for the Birmingham Bloomfield Bank and that 30 inch tall stone sculpture was donated to the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham where it was installed in 1972. In the late 1980s, Fredericks made molds from that sculpture and cast bronzes for his personal collection and for the Museum (#55). He created the 9 inch tall reduction in the mid 1990s.

Cast in 1987.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1987

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

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Physical Dimensions

32" x 23" x 28"

Materials

Bronze full-scale

Catalog Number

1991.129

Object Location

Sculpture Garden

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