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This leopard came from an architectural setting and must have had a pendant facing in the opposite direction. Not only is he considerably larger than the other two, but he is much more ferocious in appearance, with malevolent eyes, a twitching nose, and ears lying back almost flat along the...

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By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (presumably from Vulci); December 1963: purchased by Horace L. Mayer from Hesperia Art; loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 23, 1963; gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 26, 1963

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 389; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 116 (additional published references).


Height x length: 66 x 116 cm (26 x 45 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World