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Lion and Monkey, [Bronze]

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Title

Lion and Monkey, [Bronze]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

Bronze model of a monkey sitting on a lions knee. The lions mane is made of flattened spheres. This is perhaps a model for the Eastland Shopping Center sculpture which became the Lion and the Mouse.

"The lion and the monkey was Marshall's first attempt and he did cast a maquette. But a dear scandinavian lady he knew due to his scandinavian work and who lived locally reminded him that there was a fable that the kids learned in school about the lion and the mouse. So he changed it and won the commission for the Eastland Mall project. She often visited the studio and would tell me this story."
Carl Fredericks from an email dated February 17, 2010

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1957

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

11" l

Materials

Bronze

Catalog Number

2000.042

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

09/25/2000 gifted to MFSM

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