"The Lion Of Medicis According To The Work Of Flaminio Vacca (1538-1605)"The lion of the Medicis after the work of Flaminio Vacca (1538-1605) Italian School of the 19th century-Lion carved alabaster placed on a marble base Dimensions 35 cm by 15 cm height 28 cm. Flaminio Vacca (1538-1605) Flaminio Vacca is credited with major sculptures in the Sistine Chapel, Piazza Navona, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and Chiesa Nuova, still in Rome. Also one of the lions of the Loggia dei Lanzi from the Piazza della Signoria in Florence is in his hand, making an antique lion of Roman times. 1588: the statue of Francis of Assisi for the tomb of Pius V in the Sistine Chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore. 1588-1589: participation in the ornamentation of the fountain of Moses (high relief of "Gideon who chooses the soldiers of their way of drinking") 1592-1593: the statues of John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist in the right transept of the New Church and one of the marble angels of the third chapel to the right of the Church of Jesus, signed works 1600: one of the two lions who flank the stairs of the Villa Medici, coupled with These sculptures were later replaced by copies, when Ferdinando I de 'Medici became Grand Duke of Tuscany and brought the lions of the Villa Medicis to Florence to place them on the sides of the Loggia dei Lanzi. The prophets Ezechiele and Daniele in Santa Susanna are also attributed to Vacca and in 1572 he was co-opted into the congregation of the virtuoso of the Pantheon, which earned him the honor of being buried under a tombstone (still existing) in 1599 he was elected "prince" of Acca demia di San Luca, whose 1599 portrait is preserved in the Protomoteca Capitoline.