Lion, Padua, 16th-17th century

Bronze with dark patina
7 x 10 x 4 cm

This little lion repeats the models of the medieval lions placed next to the portals of the churches. The mane adhering to the animal's head repeats the 13th- 14th-century style. 

This type of bronze lion, placed in pair, became a rather widespread decorative motif in the Renaissance period as a support for numismatic cabinets. In fact this one has a closed holes on the back for pins used to attach it to the furniture.

Charles Avery, La Spezia-Museo Civico Amedeo Lia-Sculptures, Bronzes, Plaques, Medals, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, 1989, p.168.
€ 700,00 / 1.200,00
€ 300,00
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