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Larger than life

Jon Dowd removes the fiberglass cables that helped carry Antoine Bourdelle's bronze sculpture of 19th century Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz into the Museum of Fine Arts. The sculpture is 8 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 1,200 pounds. It was donated by the owner of Haim Chanin Fine Arts in New York. Bourdelle began working on the sculpture in 1909 and completed it in 1924. In addition to being a poet, Mickiewicz (1798-1855) was a playwright and a political activist. He was exiled to Russia for his political activity.

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