Canova Lions

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Half of the pair of sculptures, pictured in 2013
Half of Canova Lions, pictured in 2005

The Canova Lions, located in front of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., are copies of a pair of lions sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII[1] in St Peter's in Rome. The originals were sculpted of marble, these were cast in bronze from molds of the originals. The pieces were installed in 1860.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Monument to Clement XIII". Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Canova Lions". Museum Without Walls. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Corcoran Gallery of Art Lions - Washington, D.C.". Retrieved March 21, 2014. 

Coordinates: 38°53′45.2″N 77°2′22.5″W / 38.895889°N 77.039583°W / 38.895889; -77.039583