Spanish / Lion from a Frieze / after 1200Spanish
Lion from a Frieze
after 1200

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Name-CRT: Spanish
Title: Lion from a Frieze
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Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1220
Creation Date: after 1200
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting-Fresco
Materials and Techniques: Fresco, mounted on canvas
Dimensions: 7 x 11 ft. (226.1 x 335.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 31.38.1a
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1931

This wall painting and its companion, which depicts a dragon, are closely related to a cycle of frescoes at Sigena (Huesca), thought to be by an English painter from Winchester. Notwithstanding attempts to find symbolic significance in these beasts, contemporary texts state that 'images of animal, birds, serpents and other things are for adornment and beauty only.'

AMICA ID: MMA_.31.38.1a
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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