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The leopard is reclining in a relaxed pose, with his head down to the left, on the left side of his chest. His forelegs are almost tucked under, and his hind legs are against his side. His tail is curled up over his powerful left haunch. He also possesses pointed ears amid the bow curve of hair...

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By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (said to come from the necropolis at Vulci); February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 25,000.00 (this is the total price of 61.130 and 61.131)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 560 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 387; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 116.


Height x depth: 62 x 84 cm (24 7/16 x 33 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World