Figurine of a lion

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 218; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

01.7469

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The mane of the lion is unchiselled, and the musculature is schematic. The plinth has a square projection beneath, where it is pierced by a large round hole. The tail is broken off and missing. Brown-green patina.

Provenance

By 1886: Niccolò La Ferlita (according to A. dell'Agli, Ricerche Storiche su Giarratana, 1886, pp. 7-8 and pl. II, 2, excavated from Monte Lauro, near Giarratana, Sicily, within the last century by Baron [Gabriele] Iudica). By 1901, bought in Palermo by Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Palermo); purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution