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Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion

Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1392429

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Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion, 18th Century. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". 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.