In Greek mythology, the Amazons were a race of warlike women -- noted for their courage, intelligence, and pride -- who lived at the outer limits of the known world. This is a marble statue of a wounded Amazon. from an original by the 5th century BCE Greek sculptor, Phidias. Head: replica of that of the Amazon by Polykleitos. Provenance: Villa d'Este, Tivoli. (Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Rome, Italy.)
Angel and Lion - Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy. Angel: "Oh, BOTHER! What ARE these fools doing now?" Lion: "Are you sure you won't let me just eat them? It makes me very unhappy that you won't allow it.