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Vigneron
  • Country Unknown
  • Vigneron
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 296 x 240 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 5/8 x 9 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 325 x 252 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0038
Description

This is an image of a woman sitting on a large bench, or perhaps an altar of some sort. A lion that is facing toward the left side of the page is immediately behind her. His tail curls around the base of the bench. The woman is clothed in robes in Greek or maybe Roman style. She is holding a small, leafy branch in her right hand. Her left hand is resting on top of an open book, holding it up vertically to display the words and images on the pages. She is wearing some type of leafy crown. She also has three faces. Only the profiles of her left and right faces are visible.