Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966
Lion des Cyclades assis
Lion of the Cyclades: Seated
Dimensions (HxWxD): 20 x 24 x 12 in.
Acc. No.: 1960.1243
Credit Line: Achat, legs Horsley et Annie Townsend / Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest
Photo credit: photo MBAM/MMFA
- 1960, Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest
- Museum's website (accessed March 4, 2019)
- Museum's website (accessed March 4, 2019):
This sculpture, which can be positioned in more than one way for display, is exemplary of Arp’s distinctive formal repertoire, with its fluid biomorphic forms. It takes its inspiration from the static and majestic Lions of Delos, the seventh century B.C. marble sculptures of lions from the island of Delos in the Greek Cyclades. Arp’s playful approach underscores the sense of organic movement of the sculpture.