Materials: St. Gotthard stone
Dimensions: 9′ x 2.5′ x 4′
About Marzocco Lions
Lions hold a prolific presence in Italian iconography, representing the Florentine Republic. Donatello’s (1386-1466) Marzocco (1418-20) symbolizes the Florentine qualities of pride, strength, and generosity. Many replicas exist today, but the original is carved out of pietra serena, and is in the Bargello National Museum in Florence, Italy. Another copy is in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence.
These lions were imported from Italy in the early 1980s by MOA’s founder, John W. Madden Jr.