Lion

Pentelic marble | 44.5 x 80.5 x 22.75in | 325 B.C.E.

Unknown Artist

The lion was meant to guard a cemetery. Ready to pounce, he turns his head, roaring at impure intruders. The artist who sculpted it never saw a real lion, and so he combined the features of more familiar animals: the hips of a cow, the vertebrae of a...
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