Androcles Lion Figure

S/N:THOA692

+ 44 (0)7568 151752

+44 (0)7568 151752

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Androcles Lion Figure

THE HOUSE OF ANTIQUES

An unusually detailed example of a mid-20th Century folk-art lion figure. Unique in its formed with one rear leg raised as if it has a thorn in its foot. The etching across the surface of this statue is well crafted and detailed, a very tactile, heavy and decorative object with a unique form.
The story: A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a lion lying down moaning and groaning. ... He pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the lion, who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog.
Dimensions in inches: H 8” x W 15” x D 6”
Origin: Unknown
Period: 1940
Condition: Aged through wear and tear is present across this item in areas, fading of wood across the surface and very light loss of some carving. View all the photos please as this will show you the areas of concern addressed above.

Period: 

1940

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