Lion Rampant

late 19th century
Sam Katz (American, born in Lvov, born in 1885)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts


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

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Medium or Technique

Carved wood with gold paint

Not On View


Americas, Judaica



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.


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