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Centaur attacked by lion

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Centaur attacked by lion. Bronze. Centaur rears on hind legs. Wields club with raised right hand. Attempts to fight off lion who has sprung onto his back and is tearing at his chest with its claws.

Provenance

By 1965, Jack Linsky, New York; 1965, gift of Linsky to the MFA. (Accession date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Jack Linsky

Italian, Renaissance, second quarter of 16th century

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 26 x 17.8 cm (11 x 10 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

64.2218

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture