Lion's DenThis location has been closed. Lions are now installed at Marjorie Park.
The Lion's Den was located at the Triad Office Park in Greenwood Plaza. The sculptures were on view from 1989 - September of 2015.
About Lion's Den
In many cultures the lion represents a symbol for strength and courage.
In both Eastern and Western art, the lion holds influential stature above all. The animal’s metaphoric power is often translated through allegorical artwork and is highly referenced in Christian iconography. The Old Testament story of Daniel in the lions’ den symbolizes the notion of salvation, after the biblical figure was condemned to spend a night with the mythological beasts and survived. Each lion is inspired by great Italian sculptures from antiquity and the height of the Renaissance. These lions are all replicas of Italian greats that can be found throughout Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy. A majority of the lions (along with other bronze sculptures in the MOA collection) were imported in the early 1980s from Frilli Gallery in Florence, Italy. The gallery has been in business since 1860 and holds the molds from the originals and continues to reproduce these brilliantly, recognizable sculptures at its foundry nearby.