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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Painting only: 13.9 x 10.2 cm (5 1/2 x 4 in.); Overall: 20 x 14.1 cm (7 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.194.b
The monkey bares his teeth and gesticulates when he talks.
The lion who rules the meadow returns from a journey to find that his home has been invaded by a family of lynx, who claim that they are its rightful owners. Although this painting depicts all of the animals together, in the text, the lion does not see the lynx and is easily tricked into believing they are fearsome creatures.
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