BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME, Venice 1495 (Painted Terracotta)
BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME, Venice 1495 (Painted Terracotta)

St. Mark´s Lion inspired by a wooden sculpture of the Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venedig. The original bas-relief dates back to 1495.

Terracotta size: Ø 36 cm / 14,2 inches
€ 179,00
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BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME -Venice 1495
BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME -Venice 1495

Terracotta size: Ø 36 cm / 14,2 inches
€ 142,00
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LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME, Venice 1495
LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME, Venice 1495

Terracotta size: Ø 22 cm / 8,7 inches
€ 32,00
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LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME, Venice 1495 (Painted Terracotta)
LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME, Venice 1495 (Painted Terracotta)

Terracotta size: Ø 22 cm / 8,7 inches
€ 48,00
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BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME (Brown)
BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME (Brown)

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.


Terracotta size: Ø 40 cm / 15,7 inches


€ 142,00
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BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME  (Red)
BIG LION "IN MOLECA" IN ROUND FRAME (Red)

Terracotta size: Ø 40 cm / 15,7 inches
€ 142,00
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LION IN MOLECA (ROUND SHAPE)
LION IN MOLECA (ROUND SHAPE)

Terracotta size: Ø 17 cm/ 6,7 inches
€ 24,00
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LION IN MOLECA (SHIELD SHAPE)
LION IN MOLECA (SHIELD SHAPE)

Terracotta size:
17 cm high/ 6,7 inches high
€ 24,00
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LION IN MOLECA (RECTANGULAR SHAPE)
LION IN MOLECA (RECTANGULAR SHAPE)

Terracotta size:
20 cm high/ 7,9 inches
€ 24,00
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