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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Palermo. [Warren's records also noted that in a publication by A. dell'Agli, Ricerche storiche zu Giarratana (1886?), pl. II, the figurine had belonged to the notary La Ferlita and was found near Giarratana]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution
Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 520 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 218; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.)
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