Chimera of Arezzo (detail).

Bronze. First half of the 4th century BCE.
Height ca. 80 cm.

Florence, National Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico nazionale di Firenze)

From Arezzo. Found in 1553 outside Porta San Lorentino, it was immediately brought to Florence to join the collections of Duke (later Grand Duke) Cosimo I de’Medici (1519—1574) and set up in the hall of Leo X in Palazzo Vecchio. In 1718 it passed to the Uffizi Gallery and in 1871 it was transferred to the Florence Archaeological Museum.
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Data: museum information materials.
Keywords: bronze chimera from Arezzo Etruscan inscription
History of Ancient Rome