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50 cm
20 in
id 279

Canova Lion

$ 19,995.00 | 59 in

(plus applicable taxes)

About "Canova Lion" artclone

“Canova Lion" is a remarkable piece that welcomes visitors at the entrance of Villa Malfitano, the neoclassical style villa in Sicily built for Joseph Whitaker at the end of the 1800s. This lion is a faithful copy of the original lion sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.

The lion is depicted lying on its side, with its head gently resting on its front paws. This pose conveys a sense of peacefulness and introspection, a stark contrast to the typical portrayal of lions as symbols of raw power and ferocity. Canova’s mastery is evident in the meticulous attention to detail. The flowing, textured fur creates a lifelike representation that captures the softness and volume of the mane.

As an entryway guardian at Villa Malfitano, the "Canova Lion" not only serves a decorative purpose but also symbolizes the villa’s connection to classical art and neoclassical elegance. This artclone is an exquisite addition to any home entrance.

Whitaker Foundation

Made to order

Custom 3D printed in Italy by artficial™ in 30 days


Plant-based PLA filament. Weather-resistant and durable

Dimensions, Weight

50 x 150 x 50 cm, 20000 grams

20 x 59 x 20 in, 44.2 pounds


Shipping from Italy
Estimated arrival


14-day return policy
Satisfaction guaranteed


100% eco friendly

the artclone process


Museums and Private Collections partner with Artficial to preserve their sculptural masterpieces in digital format. We employ state-of-the-art scanning techniques to capture every detail of the original sculpture.


The digital file is permanently stored in the Artvault, our secure and robust database which serves as a repository for the scans of the world's sculptural masterpieces. The Artvault safeguards the precious file and metadata, ensuring the longevity and accessibility of these invaluable cultural artifacts.

Sustainable Production

With the digitalclone securely in place, we proceed to the production stage. Using our advanced 3D printing technology, we craft licensed artclones that replicate the original sculptures with exceptional accuracy using our durable plant-based filament. This made-to-order solution prevents waste and delivers the finished artclone with low turnaround times.


As a result of this patented process, the owner of the licensed artwork receives royalty payments from Artficial with each sale. This arrangement preserves and promotes the world's sculptural masterpieces and cultural heritage.

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frequently asked questions

What are artclones made of?

Our artclones are made of a plant-based filament. This cutting-edge, durable material is sourced from renewable plant-based resources and has a carbon footprint that is remarkably lower, by 75 percent, than traditional plastics, allowing us to further reduce our environmental impact.

Artclones are plant-based, does it mean they degrade over time?

No. Time and weather do not degrade our artclones (except of course for acid rain and other chemically toxic environments). Artclones may fully degrade in compost facilities where specific heat, water, oxygen conditions are applied.

Can I display my artclone outdoors?

Yes, Artficial artclones are weather proof.

Are duties and taxes included?

No. Taxes and import duties may apply to your order. For example, orders from the US may be subject to import duties which are managed by the courier and payed by you.

Do you ship to every country?

Yes, Artficial ships all over the world using trusted couriers such as DHL, FedEX or UPS.