Buff Terracotta Winged Lion Statue

GBP 2,375.00

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Object Description

Resembling a mythical creature of folklore, this winged lion statue is an object of interest and historical intrigue. Despite losses to the wings and one ear, details of the lion crafted in terracotta more than 100 years ago are beautifully preserved, retaining the lion’s features and presence. It is made in buff terracotta with a patinated red finish.
Symbolically, the winged lion is representative of Saint Mark, the Christian Evangelist and Patron Saint of Venice. It is believed that the lion represents the strength of his word and the wings his spiritual elevation. According to ancient legend, Saint Mark was taking refuge from a storm in the city of Venice when he dreamt of an angel visiting him in the form of a winged lion. This mythical winged beast is found in religious architecture across the globe to this very day including Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice and within the city’s coat of arms.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Chip to the front of the plinth. Losses to the wing tips and one ear. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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