Pair of Decorative Lions - Greige - Home & Garden - Chiswick, London W4

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Pair of Decorative Lions


Pair of Decorative Lions

A wonderful pair of lions, copied from the original lions carved in 1792 by the Italian artist Antonio Canova (1757-1822) for the monumental tomb of Pope Clement X111 in St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The lions are crouching at the base of the tomb: one vigilant, the other sleeping. Around 1810 they were acquired from the Canova workshop in Rome and formed part of a French private collection. There is a full-scale pair at Chatsworth House. 

This smaller scaled-down pair look rather wonderful on the mantelpiece or bookshelf. 

(Sold as a pair)

H15x34x12 cm (each lion)

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