Centaur attacked by lion

Italian
Renaissance
second quarter of 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 26 x 17.8 cm (11 x 10 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

64.2218

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Centaur attacked by lion. Bronze. Centaur rears on hind legs. Wields club with raised right hand. Attempts to fight off lion who has sprung onto his back and is tearing at his chest with its claws.

Provenance

By 1965, Jack Linsky, New York; 1964, year-end gift of Linsky to the MFA. (Accession date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Jack Linsky