Descriptions and details of sculptures in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Sculptures interest me because I believe it takes immense skill to carve the details shown in such hard surfaces.
The Thomas Jefferson bust was sculpted by Jean-Antione Houdon in 1789 into terra-cotta patinated plaster. Houdon depicts Jefferson as an intellectual easy going guy.
This sculpture is about 3 feet tall and 3 inches thick carved out of copper. It depicts a woman who seems very free carrying an American flag which is a symbol of freedom itself.
This sculpture is about 1 square foot and depicts the head of King Tutankhamen who was an Egyptian pharaoh that reigned from 1332-1323 B.C.
This sculpture is made out of silver and was created in Central Anatolia in the 14th century BC. It is about 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide.
Macaw was molded by Johann Joachim Kandler and was sculpted by Meissen Manufactory in 1732 out of hard-paste porcelain. It is about 50 inches tall and weights about 55 pounds.
This sculpture was created by Edgar Degas out of bronze. It is about 40 inches tall and shows a dancing girl with a look of extreme concentration.
This sculpture was created out of bronze and is about 8 inches tall. It depicts the god Apollo and was created in the 7th century B.C.
This sculpture depicts was created in Egypt in the 20th century B.C. and was made out of granodiorite. The sculpture of the wife of a general is massive and weighs about 2,700 lbs in its entire setup.
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