Debi van Zyl

Lion Attacking a Horse


Lion Attacking a Horse is one of the most storied works of art to survive from antiquity and one of the earliest recorded works of ancient art on the Capitoline Hill in Rome. Presented in a special installation at the Getty Villa, the display also featured several related sixteenth- and seventeenth-century bronze statuettes and prints from the Getty's collection.

I designed the steel support structure and pedestal to hold the three-and-a-half ton marble sculpture that temporarily had to fit over the fountain in the atrium of the museum. I also designed an accompanying brochure and invitation.

Lion Attacking a Horse
from the Capitoline Museums, Rome

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Malibu, CA
August 10, 2012–May 6, 2013