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Sacrifice of a Lion
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Sacrifice of a Lion


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Description Two nude bearded men, wearing helmets and followed by a third helmeted warrior bearing a shield, lead a lion secured by a double leash before a nude man (Mars (?)), who sits on a rock to the left and is armed with a sword. Shrubs and bushes are scattered in the background. The plaque could have been inset in a casket which no longer exists.
Provenance Thewalt Collection Sale, Cologne, November 14, 1903, lot 993; Jacques Seligmann, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
ca. 1535-1540 (late Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.50
Measurements
H: 2 13/16 x W: 6 1/8 in. (7.2 x 15.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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