Jan 7, 2016
Jan 7, 2016
Jan 7, 2016
Jan 7, 2016

Doorknocker in the Form of a Lion

Doorknocker in the Form of a Lion

1400s

Wrought iron

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

Gift of the John B. Putnam Foundation 1970.20

Location

Description

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
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Wrought iron

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