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Islamic Stone Body of a Lion

Islamic Stone Body of a Lion


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre 1492: Item # 1392417

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Islamic Stone Body of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. Loss to legs and tail as seen in images. Pleasing, intricately carved face with whiskers. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a large part in the decorative arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no exception.