Medici type bronze lion

Medici type bronze lion


5544 An early 19th century Italian bronze lion, after the marble version carved circa 1594 by Flaminio Vacca for the Medici Villa in Rome, itself a companion to the Ancient Roman version in the Medici collection from the 1st or 2nd century AD. This particular example very well modelled and with a beautiful patina including traces of the original lacquer and a lovely strong presence. On a modern ebonised wooden plinth.

Circa 1820

33cm long (34cm with plinth)

21.5cm high (38.5cm with plinth)

11.5cm deep (15cm with plinth)

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