L'Ours Dentiste

Date:
1864-1870
Creator:
By Christophe Fratin

The French sculptor was well known for his figures of animals, in particular, bears engaged in human activities. This cire perdue [lost wax process] sculpture on Mr. Douglass' desk in his study features two bears. One is doing dental work on the other bear seated in a dental chair. The dentist has a pair of pliers in one hand. The other hand restrains the seated patient bear.

Description (physical):

Metal. H 6.2, Dia 33 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 1894
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site