Florence: The Lion Medici

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Under the Loggia Dei Lanzi, flanking the steps, stands the sculpted Lion Medici. The sculpture is the work of the 16th century Italian sculptor Flaminio Vacca.

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The marble sculpture was originally under the loggia of the Villa Medici in Rome and was moved to Florence in 1789 following the sale of the Villa by the Grand Duke of Tuscany.