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Statuette of a Lion

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Standing frontal lion with holes on the back and hind quarters and what appears to be a mold line on the mane and chest. Hollow body, solid head, and legs cast in one piece, chased and punched; feet, of a slightly different alloy, cast separately and attached with lead-tin solder. The large head...

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Provenance

1939, E. and A. Silberman Galleries, New York; 1939, sold by Silberman to the MFA for $1000. (Accession Date: October 11, 1939)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Lion

Italian (Meuse Valley) (?), Medieval (Romanesque), mid-12th century (?)

Object Place

Italy (?)

Dimensions

15.7 x 6.9 cm (6 3/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.608

Medium or Technique

Brass (81.9% copper, 16.5% zinc, 1.1% lead, .5% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork