Well-Head, Carved Panel & Lion's Mask by Unknown Artist

1) Head of well, circular with square top.


Istrian stone
1) 73.7 x 149.9, 2) 50 x 40, 3) 33 x 28 cm
Acquired in:
F Cavendish Bentick

Acanthus decoration, and an oval shield in front bearing the arms of the Pisani family. Two cherubs' head on each side, 15th century. 2) Lion's mask carved in bold relief, 18th century, currently missing. 3) Rectangular panel carved in bold relief depicting St. Mark's lion with an open book, 16th century.


Well head purchased in Venise from Della Revere, 1897; Morton's House, Corfe Castle collected by the father of the vendor.

Venue details

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum East Cliff Promenade, BOURNEMOUTH Dorset BH1 3AA 01202 451800 www.russellcotes.com

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mons, 10am ​– 5pm Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec

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