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Alabaster Lion - Spain, Late 15th Century
Alabaster Lion - Spain, Late 15th Century - Sculpture Style Middle age
Ref : 75985
3 500 €
Period :
16th century
Provenance :
Spain
Medium :
Alabaster
Dimensions :
l. 4.72 inch X H. 3.15 inch
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Alabaster Lion - Spain, Late 15th Century

This little alabaster lion keeping under his paw a sphere, symbol of universal power, was formerly integrated to the decor of a tomb's bedrock. Indeed, it can be compared to the famous alabaster "gisant" of John II of Castile and Isabella of Portugal, exhibited in Burgos in the charterhouse of Miraflores, and realized by Gil de Siloé between 1489 and 1493. True masterpiece of Spanish Gothic art, this tomb show in its lower part an important flamboyant decor filled with lions of various sizes and positions, some similar to those of our work. This very conclusive comparison allows us to attribute our sculpture to Spain, in the entourage of Gil de Siloé, and to date it from the end of the 15th century.

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