Always a symbol of strength and virility, the lion has assumed the most varied functions in the history of art over the centuries.
In our case, the lions seated facing each other, gazing towards the viewer, assume the so-called function of “guard lion or guardian lion”, already in vogue in imperial China. In the Middle Ages, guardian lions appeared above portals or at the entrance to churches and then, from the Renaissance, appeared on the gates of private houses as a warning.
In Venice, palaces often did not have entrance portals, so Venetians decided to make miniature lions to place on window sills. This custom became very widespread, so much so that the lion cubs were produced in the most disparate materials according to the social position of the owner of the house. Most of these lions were lost, often falling from window sills or stolen from windows left open. Their production was limited to the 16th and 17th centuries and those in marble are, of course, the luxury models belonging to noble palaces.
H cm 14.5
W cm 11.5
D cm 6.3
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