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Handmade

Material: Ceramic

Width: Diameter 36 cm / 14.2 in

St. Mark's Lion

St. Mark's Lion

Prix habituel €/$ 185
Prix habituel Prix promotionnel €/$ 185
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The source of inspiration for this magnificent bas-relief in painted ceramic is a wooden sculpture that enriches a sumptuous ceiling of the Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venezia (1495)

In the Venetian dialect “moleca” means “crab”: in fact, the Venetian Lion said to be “in moleca” seems to spread his wings as a crab widens its claws.
This was the most common icon in Venice, thanks to the particularly marine look of the Lion. The animal seems to come out of the water, and so the picture subtly gives the idea that Venice, owing everything just to the sea, is totally independent from any near country, albeit more powerful.

Given its double firing at about  1000° C, the sculpture can be placed outside and won't be damaged by sun, cold, rain or ice.

 

 

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Production Time

All artworks are 100% handmade and beautiful art can’t be rushed. The production starts as soon as your order is placed and payment is completed and will require up to two weeks, plus shipping time. Shipping to the US, Canada, and worldwide can take up to three weeks.

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