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This Costly Bronze Sculpture Commemorates the Desolation of Smaug

By: Misel Saban - Published: • References: john-howe and theawesomer
Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and the most recent film installment The Desolation of Smaug will get a kick out of this $4,900 replica of the famous villainous dragon Smaug.

Artist John Howe recently paid tribute to Tolkien's famous novel with a rendition of the fire-breathing dragon made entirely from solid bronze. The bronze was expertly craved into Smaug based off a printed image featured in a 1991 paperback edition of The Hobbit. The sculpture shows Smaug coiled around his gold treasure with his wings draped around him. The intricate detail in Howe's carving makes Smaug look unbelievably realistic. If you're a fan of The Hobbit and you're interested in Howe's work, you'll have to break the bank a bit, as you'll need $4,000 to pay for this majestic bronze sculpture.