Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Vulci

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 59-24-1
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Vulci
Date Made 5th c. BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Nenfro | Tufa
Iconography Winged Lion

Broken vertically behind the shoulders and horizontally across the forelegs below attachment to the body. Right ear abraded away. Some teeth missing. Pitting on the surface. Pick and shovel marks at break in back. Probably standing, head erect, wings raised. Mouth open, tongue relaxed and furrowed; eyes bulging; ruff divided into two ridges, one over forehead and one on each side of the jaws; ears closed down from top. Mane a single sharp ridge down the back of the neck. Wings: two parallel vertical planes on sides of the body. On wings: root-area outline by ridges; secondary feathers parallel sharp ridges obliquely, obliquely saw-toothed in section. Leg tenons indicated by ridges.

Height 62.5 cm
Width 28.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from George Allen, 1959
Other Number L-403-11 - Old Loan Number

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