St. MARK'S LION WITH THE BOOK
St. MARK'S LION WITH THE BOOK

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 travelling 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” that 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.

Terracotta sizes
: 23 cm (h) x 40 cm (w)/ 9,05 (h) x 15,7 (w) inches
€ 96,00
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St. MARK'S LION WITH A SWORD
St. MARK'S LION WITH A SWORD

The winged Lion could be represented with a book, open or not, or with a sword and the book closed under a front paw.
Despite what is commonly believed, the sword - Lion iconography did not mean “war” for the towns in which the lion was placed; neither did the book – Lion iconography mean “peace”. On the contrary, the sword was linked to the judiciary power of the Republic of Venice. On the other hand, a sacral connotation had the shape of Lion tail: it probably refers to the sanctity of Saint Marc, the patron of Venice.


Terracotta sizes
: 23 cm (h) x 40 cm (w)/ 9,05 (h) x 15,7 (w) inches
€ 96,00
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St. MARK'S LION WITH THE BOOK (Little)
St. MARK'S LION WITH THE BOOK (Little)

Terracotta sizes: 13,5 cm(h) x 22 cm (w)/ 5,3 (h) x 8,7 (w) inches
€ 37,00
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ST. MARK'S LION IN DENTIL FRAME
ST. MARK'S LION IN DENTIL FRAME

Terracotta sizes: 18,5 cm (h) x 28 cm (w)/ 7,3 (h) x 11 (w) inches
€ 48,00
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ST. MARK'S LION IN DENTIL FRAME (Big)
ST. MARK'S LION IN DENTIL FRAME (Big)

Terracotta sizes: 40 cm (w) x 29 cm (h)/ 15,7 (w) x 11,4 (h) inches
€ 139,00
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LION'S HEAD
LION'S HEAD

Terracotta sizes: 29 cm (h) x 24 cm (w)/ 11,4 (h) x 9,5 (w) inches
€ 72,00
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St. MARK'S LION WITH THE BOOK (Big)
St. MARK'S LION WITH THE BOOK (Big)

Terracotta sizes: 52 (w) x 32 (h)/ 20,5 (w) x 12,6 (h) inches
€ 139,00
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