Goats Fighting

Artist: Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876–1973 Redding, Connecticut)

Date: 1905, cast before 1912

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 14 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (26 x 36.4 x 19.1 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1912

Accession Number: 12.51


Huntington was one of the most prominent animal sculptors of the early twentieth century, celebrated for her keen powers of observation. For this group, also known as "Goats Butting," she sculpted one goat lunging forcefully from its planted rear leg toward another, which stands its ground on three legs. Their horns are locked in combat, and the rocky terrain emphasizes the brutality of the conflict.