The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Lion

Lion

1662–1722
Location: not on view

Description

This porcelain lion is a pair with 1930.642. This lion holding a ball is considered male, while the nurturing female is depicted with a cub. Guardian lions were traditionally placed in front of buildings to protect from harmful spiritual or human forces.
  • ?-1930
    Mrs. Worcester R. [Cornelia Blakemore] Warner [1859-1947], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1930-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1930.643.a