Artist: Artist Unknown
Year: Date Unknown
Dimensions: 33″ x 45″ x 16″
About Veneto Lion
Found on an abandoned estate in the Veneto region in the northeastern part of Italy by the Adriatic Sea, the original lion was carved by a local artist in the 16th and 17th century. It serves as an original interpretation of the classic Greek and Roman sculpture.
The lion’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 in this park is inspired by great Italian sculptures form antiquity and the height of the Renaissance.