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stylized bronze sculpture of animals, mostly feline
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Snow Leopard - snow leopard by  Rosetta
  Snow Leopard  (1991)
Subject: snow leopard
Dimensions (inches): 9.5 x 20 x 10.5
Medium: Bronze
Description: The Snow Leopard has to be one of the most beautiful of the Big Cats. His thick, fluffy off-white fur coat with its dark rosette spots is unparalleled in elegance. The unusual patina on this sculpture was developed to give the impression of that unique coloring.

After I had started the clay of this piece, I had the wonderful experience of a private session with Marine World Africa USA's resident Show Leopard, Tasha (a few feet away from me on a leash for half an hour).

Before I met Tasha, I was worried that perhaps I had made my Snow Leopard's tail too big. After I laid eyes on her, I realized it wasn't big enough! In the natural habitat, the tail is used for balance in a steep and rocky terrain, and also as a wrap to protect the sleeping cat from the cold of his desolate high mountain home.

This sculpture has been exhibited at the Cleveland and Virginia Museums of Natural History, The Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX, the San Bernardino County Museums in CA, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY and the Colorado Governor's Invitational. It was also in the two-person 'Cat Spirit/Cat Strength' exhibition at the Beacon Street Gallery in Geneva, IL.
Original Available For Sale: No

Limited Edition Available: Yes
Edition Size: 24


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