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Statuette of Lion

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Seated lion in three-quarter view with a wedge cut from the back and a round hole through the back and integral base. Solid cast in one piece, chased minimally, and patina applied. Resting on his hind quarters and straight front legs, the lion has debased tripartite paws and a tail curled under...

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Provenance

1957, Mathais Komor, New York; 1957, sold by Komor to the MFA for $150. (Accession date: March 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

South German, Medieval (Gothic), 1400–1500

Object Place

Lower Saxony, Germany

Dimensions

8.6 x 7.8 x 4.6 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.171

Medium or Technique

Latten (92.3% copper, 3% tin, 1.4% zinc, 1.8% lead and trace elements)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork