An Opposing Pair of Likely Romanesque Verona Marble Armored Lions, Likely Italy late 12th to Early 14th Century

SOLD. The idea of depicting guardian lions adorned with human garments or armor goes back to the Egyptian, Assyrian and Hittites cultures and spread from there through the centuries to Southern Europe. These lions may well have had their place in a Northern Italian Basilica and they constitute a splendid example of the medieval mythological sculptural art of the Mediterranean region. L 23.5 in. W 9 in. H 16 in.  Price upon request.

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