Pair of stylophoric lions in red Verona marble.... - Lot 38 - SGL Enchères - Frédéric Laurent de Rummel et Peggy Savidan

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Pair of stylophoric lions in red Verona marble.... - Lot 38 - SGL Enchères - Frédéric Laurent de Rummel et Peggy Savidan
Pair of stylophoric lions in red Verona marble. In a hieratic posture, the body is upright, resting on sturdy folded legs, protecting the lamb that represents Christianity, and ending with clearly visible sharp claws. The back is flat enough to receive the base of the column. The raised head features a flattened muzzle, a half-open mouth with menacing canines and rounded eyes in deep-set sockets. The mane frames the head, meticulously combed like a head of hair, and falls to the animal's back in regular, tightly hooked curls. The fur repeats the same stylized pattern, following the legs, flanks, moustache and tip of the tail folded over the back. The representation, which is not lacking in realism, is above all symbolic, an image of restrained power and vigilant calm, transforming the lion into the infallible guardian of the sanctuary. Historical background : Carved lions have a special place in the churches of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Lombardy, where they often frame the entrance or support certain baptismal fonts. Italy, 14th - 15th century H : 55.5 cm - W : 65.5 cm - D : 20.5 cm.
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