This stunning panther is by the famed French sculptor Christian Maas (b.1951). At 33.5 inches high (to the shoulder), this contemporary masterpiece of sculpture is life-sized, and has perfect proportion. The panther has been cast from aluminum and hand-polished to a bright silver finish so that light plays off the big muscles of the cat. The eyes, made of cut glass facets of white and silver add brilliant life to this majestic sculpture.
Christian Maas became well-known in the 1980’s after receiving several public commissions, and producing works for notable private clients, such as Jacques Chirac. He received “Medaille d’or de l”Academie des Arts’ and the “Chevalier de l’Ordre International des Arts’ for his outstanding works. He has exhibited all over the world and in several museums, including the Salon Museum Expression, in the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.
The statue is numbered 25/49 and signed. A signed Certificate of Authenticity by Maas will be included.
CONDITION: Good condition with some minor wear, scuffing, and marks.