Lion Rampant

late 19th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

22.86 x 83.82 x 45.72 cm (9 x 33 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

60.488

Medium or Technique

Carved wood with gold paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

A rampant lion, possibly the right hand one of a pair of lions from the top of a Torah Ark; between the two lions would have been the Tablets of the Ten Commandments.

Provenance

From the Synagogue Congregation Anshai Poland (19-23 Oswego Street near 330 Harrison Ave., Boston, Mass.); to Henry Gray, The Crossroads Antiques (112 Castle Street, Boston 18, Mass.); to Maxim Karolik; gift to the MFA in 1960.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik