Doorknocker in the Form of a Lion

Doorknocker in the Form of a Lion


Wrought iron

Overall: 15.3 x 4 cm (6 x 1 9/16 in.)

Gift of the John B. Putnam Foundation 1970.20



Doorknockers such as this one were popular accessories for the homes of the wealthy during the Middle Ages. They are found in many different forms. The lion, symbolizing nobility, fortitude, and strength was highly favored.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Wrought iron

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