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Lion

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Provenance

Art Market, England (?) [see note 1]. 1940, Raphael Stora, New York; 1940, sold by Stora to the MFA for $1500. (Accession Date: December 12, 1940) Notes: [1] "[The object's] previous history is unknown except for the reliable fact that it first appeared on the market in England." Georg Swarzenski, "A Romanesque Stone Lion," Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, No. 233 (June 1941): 32.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group

Southern Italian, Medieval (Romanesque), about 1225–50

Object Place

Southern Italy (?)

Dimensions

78 cm (30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.784

Medium or Technique

Stone; carbonaceous limestone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture