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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODELS OF RECUMBENT LIONS
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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODELS OF RECUMBENT LIONS

CIRCA 1900, AFTER CANOVA

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODELS OF RECUMBENT LIONS
CIRCA 1900, AFTER CANOVA
On black marble plinths
12½ in. (32 cm.) long overall (2)
Provenance
,Purchased from Carlton Hobbs, New York 1988.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

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These models are directly based on the two recumbent marble lions which flank the doorway of the monumental tomb of Pope Clement XIII, carved by Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Unveiled on 6th April 1792, this monument was one of the first, and most ambitious, neoclassical tombs in St Peter's Basilica, Rome. One of the lions is vigilant and the other is asleep, symbolically representing the Pope's energetic work and his moderation, respectively.

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