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Impressive Pair Of Marble Sculptures Medici Lions

Impressive Pair Of Marble Sculptures Medici Lions

Impressive Pair Of Marble Sculptures Medici Lions

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About this item

This is a beautifully sculpted pair of decorative marble lions with balls from the originals at Villa Medici, Rome, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

They feature well sculpted definition to the body and mane. The attention to detail throughout the piece is second to none. This high quality pair is made from marble dust.

It is a lovely pair which will look lovely in any interior.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 24 x Width 35 x Depth 50

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

The Medici lions are a pair of marble sculptures of lions, one of which is of ancient origin, the other a 16th-century pendant; both were by 1598 placed at the Villa Medici, Rome, and since 1789 have been displayed at the Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence.

The sculptures depict standing male lions with a sphere or ball under one paw, looking to the side. The Medici lions have been copied, directly or with variations, in many other locations.

Marble dust is combined with cement or synthetic resins to make reconstituted or cultured marble. The appearance of marble can be simulated with faux marbling, a painting technique that imitates the stone's colour patterns.

Dimensions

W35.0 x H24.0 x D50.0 cm

Condition

Used

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

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VAT status

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SKU

47950727
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