Ornament with a pair of lions

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    13th century?
  • Geography

  • Material

    Bronze, traces of gilding
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.4 x 6.2 cm (2 1/8 x 2 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Ornament with a pair of lions; bronze, cast, with traces of gilding. The piece, oval-shaped with a foliate border, is cast in openwork and decorate with a pair of addorsed lions, their bodies twisted and heads turned to face each other. The animals are joined by arabesque bands and enclosed by a frame. A small hole appears at the top and there is an arched loop at the base. Traces of gilding remain in the incised lines on the animals and around the borders.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Anonymous gift
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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