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Theseus Fighting the Centaur Bianor - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 48° 51.007 E 002° 21.577
31U E 453020 N 5410992
Quick Description: This equestrian statue depicts the mythical hero Theseus slaying the centaur Bianor during the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs. It is located in Square Bayre in Paris, France.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/17/2014 7:11:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMMWZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The bronze statue is part of a monument to the animal sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, who created the smaller, original version of Theseus fighting the centaur Bianor. This larger statue was created by Laurent-Honoré Marqueste, a French sculptor in the neo-Baroque Beaux-Arts tradition.
Identity of Rider: Theseus

Name of artist: Antoine-Louis Barye (original)/Laurent-Honoré Marqueste (replica)

Material: Bronze

Position: One Hoof Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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