Medici LionArtist: Artist Unknown
Year: Date Unknown
Dimensions: 5' x 2' x 6.5'
Current Location: Greenwood Village
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About Medici Lion
This sculpture is inspired by Flaminio Vacca’s (1538-1605) lions, commissioned by Grand Duke Ferdinando I in the 16th century for the Villa Medici, Rome. The Italian sculptor displayed a great enthusiasm towards antiquity and the Hellenistic ideals of Classical sculpture: “This statue shows a return to a Classical mode, a work of great vitality and virtuoso realism.”
Ana Maria Rybko, “Vacca, Flaminio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press, 2007, http://www.groveart.com/