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Handmade

Material: Ceramic

Height: 13.5 cm / 5.3 in

Width: 22 cm / 8.7 in

The Winged Lion of St. Mark

The Winged Lion of St. Mark

Prix habituel €/$ 40
Prix habituel Prix promotionnel €/$ 40
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Beautifully handmade sculpture in terracotta, painted with engobes, following ancient Italian techniques. 

The winged Lion is the symbol of Venice, because the winged lion described in the book of Revelation (Rv. 4,7) was identified as being St Mark the Evangelist, buried in the main church of the city. After the Venetian “theft” of the holy relics in Alessandria in Egypt, a legend aroused in which the Saint had a dream, while he was traveling across the Venetian lagoon. An angel revealed to St Mark that his body would have come to extreme and peaceful rest in Venice. Hence, the words “Peace to you, Mark, my Evangelist” can be read, in Latin, on the open book. The winged Lion was placed by the Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia in every town of its rich dominium.

Fired at about 1000° C, the sculpture can be placed outside and won't be damaged by sun, cold or ice.

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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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