Bronze, with a green patina
Signed: ALBERT HINRICH HUSSMANN
Inscribed: W. Nurnburg. Berlin 542
Following the great tradition of equestrian statuary, the Dying Amazon portrays Albert Hinrich Hussmann's understanding of movement through a brilliant rendering of the animal's musculature and achievement of unity between man and beast through line and form.
The Dying Amazon is a decorative symphony of mass and form: the arrangement of shapes creating a symbiotic pattern between the female warrior and her steed. This visual flow leads the eye from the agitation of movement in the rearing animal, seen by the beautiful rendering of tightened muscles under the taut skin, to the strong yet defeated pose of the dying Amazon.