22K Mercury Gold Cast Bronze Lion Head Sculpture Ornament.“King of the Jungle or Beasts”, the lion has historically been associated with power, strength and royalty; they have been the symbol of protector from Europe, to the Middle and Far East. These courageous and strong creatures were often used as guardians of palaces, shrines and thrones, they also drew the chariots in Greek Mythology for gods and goddess, such as Dionysus, Phoebus, Cybele, and Artemis. In Biblical times the lion represented Christ. Collection inventory marked on back.
Place of Origin: France
Period: Circa 1850
Dimensions: 8.5" w X 10.75" h X 4" d
Condition: Excellent Antique Condition