Regal Lion

Unknown

8" H x 11.5" W x 5.5" D

M0100

c1900

Description

Inventory Number M0100

Size 8" H x 11.5" W x 5.5" D

Material metal over wood with glass cabochons

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c1900

A regal lion’s head surrounded by jewel-like cabochons is the central ornament of this large metal-clad box. Luster-glazed ceramic scarabs on each corner of the lid allude to ancient Egypt where the lion goddess Sekhmet was revered. With form, technique, and materials linking this piece to the European Middle Ages, it is truly a mélange of international influences.

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