|Object:||Large Medallion - Lion of St. Mark 80 cm x 90 cm|
|Country of Origin:||Italy, Venice|
|Condition:||Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes|
Botticino marble medallion depicting the lion of St. Mark with open book.
It comes from Venice and it was part of the decoration of an aristocratic house in Venice.
The lion is depicted with the open book and the classic Latin sentence inscribed: "Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus" meaning "Peace be unto you, Mark my Evangelist".
The work was carved and sculpted from a single marble block.
On the edge there is an engraved inscription in Latin: “Republic of Venice”.
There are several symbolic interpretations about the combination of lion and book. In this case, the open book is considered the symbol of the sovereignty of the State.
However, such interpretations are not universally accepted as the Most Serene Republic never codified its own symbols, which were represented in an unequivocal way.
A very rare lot, of extraordinary workmanship and indisputable quality.
Despite the size of this work, the quality of the lion anatomy, the utmost care and precision put in details, are worth noticing. Elegant and refined, but at the same time powerful and muscular. Prestigious and excellent workmanship.
Medium-sized, perfectly proportioned and very heavy.
Excellent if hung on a wall; it can be placed indoors or outdoors.
The marble has a fine grain and patina. Exclusive item, one of a kind.
In very good overall condition and intact.
It will be delivered in a wooden crate with appropriate packaging.
Pick up on site is also available.
Low-priced, safe and tracked worldwide shipping.
On request we can also supply the irons for assembling.
- width 80 cm
- length 90 cm
- edge thickness 6 cm
- maximum thickness 12 cm
Weight 100 kg.
I have been an antique dealer for more than twenty years, I come from a family of antique dealers. I specialize in marble and stone objects, especially Venetian objects, garden furniture, marble and bronze sculptures, in particular high-reliefs and bas-reliefs, coats of arms, wells, fireplaces, fountains ... etc. My customers before they are satisfied must be happy with the purchase. I am very organized with international and non-EU shipments.
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|Feedback score:||100% (48 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Amazing people. The seller and his assistant are absolutely amazing and one million percent trustworthy. The Article itself is stunning. All in all a fantastic experience.
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Perfect professional seller, with whom the communication was impeccable from the beginning! Quick and excellent delivery - Packaging perfect- item beautiful! Thank you!Real pleasure !
Good as described
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Très belle représentation en bronze de saint Michel. Nous en sommes très satisfaits.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Sir, the sundial arrived few days ago. It is a wonderfull piece. Everything was managed in a very professional way. The packaging protecting the marble piece was perfect. Many thanks.
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Oggetto bellissimo, come da descrizione.
Rivenditore gentile e puntuale!
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|Rest of Europe||$159.57|
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Badia polesine (Italia, Rovigo, Veneto), Italy.
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