‘The Indian and the Anteater’ Sculpture


“The Indian and the Anteater” sculpture.

In an otherwise unremarkable corner of São Paulo city, there stands a striking bronze sculpture of an indigenous child playfully wrestling with a giant anteater, symbolizing a world lost forever.

TIBBIM puppets on display at the library.
São Paulo, Brazil

The monument portrays a scene that departs from the average ubiquitous Greco-Roman figurative sculptures that can be found all over the world. The child is smiling as it wrestles with the creature, which flails its sharp claws. The subject matter is interesting because although the anteater is often seen comically outside of Latin America, it is an animal that…

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