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Lion of St. Mark
  • Italy
  • Lion of St. Mark, 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • wood
  • Object Height/Width: 35.5 x 57.2 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 x 22 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1956.0030
Description
Literature

Carved and gilded wood carving formerly used as an inn sign. The lion is winged and is supporting a book (?) with its proper right front paw. The lion is standing on a banner that says, "AL LEONE."