Rudyard Kipling's books (The Jungle book / Mowgli, Kim, ...) greatly influenced Lord Baden Powell to create the boy scouts movement in 1907, who integrated these stories with Kipling's agreement, in order to build his education themes for the youth of that time, and still today. Such as outdoor living, team play, qualities or virtues of each animal to be acquired, like leadership, courage, strength, wisdom, tenacity, brotherhood, etc.
So here are a few examples. First from Max Le Verrier, famous French sculptor known for his art deco sculptures, who made this Mowgli in 1925.
This bas-relief impressed many architects, so Delamarre agreed to create a few more for the purpose of large decoration projects in the following years. He also made this sculpture.
Other bas-reliefs (13 actually) are also visible at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York, made around 1935, by several American sculptors (William Hunt Diederich, Joseph Walter, Frederik G R Roth).
|Photo (and next four ones) from Ketrin
Here a few other Mowgli sculptures.
|Wood sculpture - Russia
|Detail of clay bas-relief by John Lockwood Kipling
Other sculptures from Mowgli.
|Made in bronze
This one is located in Ukraine, at the Nikolaev zoo, and was sculpted in 1978 by Inna Makushina.
|Photo dag com ua
|Photo Noud Franssen