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A PAIR OF BRONZE MODELS OF RECUMBENT LIONS
A PAIR OF BRONZE MODELS OF RECUMBENT LIONS

AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF BRONZE MODELS OF RECUMBENT LIONS
AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Each on a rectangular marble plinth; together with a Charles X bronze group of a bearskin hat and rifle, dated 1827
The lions: 5 in. (13 cm.) long (3)

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These bronze lions are modelled after the lions at the base of the monumental tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, carved by Antonio Canova in 1792.

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