Warehouse 12
Erivan Park
Yorkshire LS22 7DN England 44.798.953.3659
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$ 5,217

Pair of English Large Cast Stone Medici Lions

Origin England
Period 1900-1919
Materials Marble
W. 27.95 in; H. 22.83 in; D. 9.06 in;
W. 71 cm; H. 58 cm; D. 23 cm;
Creation Date Circa 1910
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Circa 1910.

A pair of statement scale, early 20th century weathered cast stone Medici lions. Excellent casting with lots of detail, very heavy.
The Medici lions are a pair of marble sculptures of lions, one of which is Roman, dating to the 2nd century AD, and the other a 16th-century pendant; both were by 1598 placed at the Villa Medici, Rome. Since 1789 they have been displayed at the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. Garden statues featuring the two lions found popularity in English country house gardens during the 19th and 20th centuries.

W71 X 58H X 23D cm
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 458151
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