A SAFAVID LIMESTONE LION HEAD

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PERIOD: 17th Century

ORIGIN: Persian

DESCRIPTION:
A Safavid Fragmentary Lion Head Waterspout in Limestone Parted mane with the deeply recessed eyes with the head used as a waterspout in a larger composition. The lion's head rests on the same square block of limestone, but its mouth is neatly and completely carved out leaving a rather large opening the mouth is drilled to allow the flow of water & the lion's eye gaze upward and his teeth are carefully incised. Still Weathered with The Old Painting From The Pond.

CERTIFICATE: Comes with a certificate from the Art Loss Register.

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