Detail, Chimera of Arezzo

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by mbalestrieri
published on 12 January 2017

A detail of the head of the Chimera of Arezzo. An Etruscan bronze dating to the 5th-4th century BCE it represents the fire-breathing monster of Greek mythology which had the body of a lion, a snake tail and goat head coming from its back. It was a votive offering to the god Tin. (National Archaeological Museum, Florence)

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