Albani lion

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The Albani lion

The Albani lion is a 1st-century Roman green basalt lion statue with a yellow marble sphere under one paw, in the Albani Collection in the Denon Wing of the Louvre (inventory number Ma 1355) in Paris, France.[1]

The Albani lion is possibly a reproduction of an earlier Greek bronze statue, as basalt was used in the 1st century AD for reproductions of Greek bronzes.[1]

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  1. ^ a b louvre.fr (in French)