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Mark Anthony (83 BC-30 BC) is depicted as a fat man sitting in a chariot pulled by a team of three lions..with two gilded lion cubs underneath. The 1898 bronze sculpture by Arthur Strasser is set on a concrete base about 4-feet high. The work is adjacent to the Secession Building (an Art Museum) in Vienna.

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sculpture, statue, vienna, austria, lion chariot, mark antony, marcus aurelius, secession museum

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carter7 months ago

    wow very impressive xx

  • lynn
    lots of skill and craftsmanship went into this piece!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton7 months ago

    The Pharaoh’s of Egypt trained Cheetah’s to hunt, but lions to harness? Hmm… Quite the statue, Phil.

  • pete
    consider what artists do to pique our minds and imaginations….the notion of how powerful one must be to tame lions to do this…..

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee7 months ago

    A brilliant sculpture (and he certainly does look as if he’s carrying a bit of weight!). Great shot with lots of lovely clear detail

  • lezvee
    it was a rather large piece, and nicely defined in great detail

    – phil decocco

  • clizzio
    clizzio7 months ago

    Interesting statue. Good capture.

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