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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a Ewer with Handle in the Shape of a Lion", ca. 1550–1600

type: Drawing

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Shown in profile. The handle formed by a lion is at left; the lion stands on the face of a mask, which corresponds to another mask at the opposite side. The decoration consists of several bands and, at the bottom, of teams with lion heads which are connected by festoons and by ovoids containing alternatively a tree as in the Rovere coat of arms and a lion rampant.

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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design