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Siberian Husky (Balto) Life Size Lost Wax Bronze Dog Statue by F.G.R. Roth

Original price was: $5,100.00.Current price is: $4,999.00.

This beautiful life-size bronze sculpture of man’s best friend is hand cast in the finest American bronze using the superior lost wax casting process. Dimensions: 40” H X 45” L X 16” W. Signed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto

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Frederick George Richard Roth (1872 – 1944) often referred to as F.G.R. Roth, was an American sculptor and animalier, well known for portraying living animals. The statue of the sled dog Balto in New York City’s Central Park is perhaps his most famous piece.

His statue of Balto was unveiled on December 17, 1925, and was the first statue in the city to honor a dog. The black Siberian Husky became famous during the 1925 serum run to Nome, which saved the children of the city from a diphtheria epidemic.

The statue is bronze, and is set on a large granite rock near the entrance of Central Park at East 67th Street, by the Tisch Children’s Zoo. A plaque on the front is engraved with seven sled dogs running through a blizzard, and the following words:

Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs that relayed antitoxin six hundred miles over rough ice, across treacherous waters, through Arctic blizzards from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the Winter of 1925.
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The statue is popular among tourists, especially children.

Source: Wikipedia

This beautiful life-size bronze sculpture of man’s best friend is hand cast in the finest American bronze using the superior lost wax casting process. Dimensions: 40” H X 45” L X 16” W. Signed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto

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