An Italian marble sculpture of a recumbent lion

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Period
16th century, probably Venice
Material
Marble
Dimensions
38 x 46 cm
Provenance

The Dani & Anna Ghigo Collection Part II; sold Christie's, 11 May 2016, lot 479.
The Peter Petrou Collection

The lion is shown in reclining position with its impressive head with large mane lifted and his mouth formed as a spout. The sculpture was probably formerly a component to a larger fountain.

The lion is shown in reclining position with its impressive head with large mane lifted and his mouth formed as a spout. The sculpture was probably formerly a component to a larger fountain. 

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