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Lioness: M.20-1979

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)








Bronze, cast. The lioness prowls forward, her left hind leg and foreleg advancing, her tail between her hind legs. Her head is turned to the right, the jaws open in a snarl. She wears a harness round her neck and behind her forequarters. The bronze stands on a rectangular red and white marble base.


History note: With Copper & Adams by 30 June 1943; purchased 16 Sept. 1943 (invoice: £125) by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958)

Legal notes

Given anonymously, from the collection of the late Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm
Length: 14.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979-10-15) by Anonymous


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE


After an antique (Alexandrine) type.


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Base composed of marble ( red and white)
Figure composed of bronze

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1979
Primary reference Number: 13994
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_20_1979
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Monday 4 March 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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