Wojtek- The Warrior Bear

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Limited Edition of 25
Signed and numbered by the artist

Wojtek- The Warrior Bear

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This commemorative sculpture is limited to an edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist, Philip Obermarck.

Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear found in Iran during the Second World War and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. He was later officially enlisted as a soldier of the company with the rank of Private, and subsequently became a Corporal. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move crates of ammunition.

Following demobilisation on 15 November 1947, Wojtek was given to the Edinburgh Zoo, where he spent the rest of his life as a celebrity. The name "Wojtek" means "joyful warrior". Wojtek died in December 1963, at the age of 21. At the time of his death he weighed nearly 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) and was over 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall.

SizeHeight: 12cm | Width: 11cm | Depth: 15cm
Weight500-650 grams
ColourAvailable only in Sandstone (brown)
MaterialMade from Jesmonite, a stone composite material used in fine arts and architecture, with an internal core of polyurethane foam for stability.
UsageThe material used in our sculptures is rated for both indoor and outdoor display. Outdoor use will result in a certain amount of weathering over time but should not otherwise harm the product.

Each sculpture comes with a keyhole style hanger in the back for display on a wall.
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