Folk Art Sculpture of a Prowling Lion
Hand carved and polychrome painted hardwood
With bone detailing
Northern European, Probably English
Late 19th to Early 20th Century
39 cm long x 12.5 cm wide x 15 cm tall (approx)
A remarkably characterful, folk art carving of a lion. The mouth open showing bone teeth. The mane rendered in a highly innovative pattern of pyramidal triangles. The sculpture's painted polychrome surface and original detailing largely intact with some losses and surface wear, commensurate with age.
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