Behold one of the great masterpieces of sculpture from Etruscan Italy (ca. 400 B.C.) and a true piece of WTF Art History!
When The Chimera of Arezzo was discovered in 1553, the tail was missing. The creature remained tail-less until 1785, when the sculptor Francesco Carradori (or his teacher, Innocenzo Spinazzi) created a replacement, incorrectly positioning the serpent to bite the goat’s horn (Giorgio Vasari noted that a portion of the tail had been found during his lifetime).
votive object dedicated to the supreme Etruscan god of day, Tin or Tinia.TINSCVIL, indicating that the bronze was a