Medici type bronze lion

Medici type bronze lion

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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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