Head of a Lion by Italian

The lion holds an iron ring in its mouth.

Details

Category:
Classical/Mythological
Medium:
Istrian stone Dimensions: 38.1 x 30.5 x 71.1 cm
Acquired in:
1931
Vendor:
F Cavendish Bentick

This ring must have been used for mooring boats and the sculpture was no doubt a detail of decoration on the facade of an important building. Part of a collection of architectural sculpture from Morton's House, Corfe Castle, Dorset.

Provenance

From the collection from Morton's House, Corfe Castle, Dorset.

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