Lion Attacking a Horse from the Capitoline Museums, Rome

August 10, 2012–May 6, 2013
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa


On view outside Rome for the first time in over two millennia, the sublime Lion Attacking a Horse is one of the most storied works of art to survive from antiquity. One of the earliest recorded works of ancient art on the Capitoline Hill, the sculpture formed the nucleus of Europe's oldest public museum of antiquities. Presented in a special installation at the Getty Villa, the extraordinary loan of this recently conserved marble group signals a new partnership between the J. Paul Getty Museum and the civic museums of Rome. The display also features several related sixteenth- and seventeenth-century bronze statuettes and prints that illustrate the reception of the Capitoline sculpture in Renaissance Rome


Press Materials:

          Lion Attacking a Horse (Press Release)

          Capitoline Agreement (Press Release)

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Image: Lion Attacking a Horse, end of 4th century B.C. (Restored in Rome in 1594). Greek. Marble. Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale - Musei Capitolini.

 
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