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Pair Of Gilt Bronze &malachite Figures Of Lions, France, Circa 1850

"Pair Of Gilt Bronze &malachite Figures Of Lions, France, Circa 1850"
A Pair Of Ormolu & Russian Malachite Gilt Figure Of Lions. France, Circa 1850.
D: 3.75"
W: 10.75"
H: 5.50"

Cultural depictions of lions are known in countries of Afro-Eurasia. The lion has been an important symbol to humans for tens of thousands of years. The earliest graphic representations feature lions as organized hunters with great strength, strategies, and skills. In later depictions of human cultural ceremonies, lions were often used symbolically and may have played significant roles in magic, as deities or close association with deities, and served as intermediaries and clan identities. The earliest historical records in Egypt present an established religious pantheon that included a lioness as one of the most powerful cultural figures, protecting the people and especially, their rulers, as well as being assigned powerful roles in nature. As human groups moved from being isolated clans and tribes to cities, kingdoms, and countries, ancient symbols retained their importance as they assumed new roles. Lions have remained as popular symbols through modern history.
Price : $8,500
Period: 19th century
Style: Other Style
Origin: France
Material : Gilt bronze, malachite
Condition : Good
Length: 10.75"
Height : 5.50"
Depth : 3.75"

Reference : 1685
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