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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Fragment, "The Lion Strangler", early–mid-12th century

type: Fragment

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Large tangent roundels with a symmetrical design of a bearded man strangling a lion in each arm. A small animal is under each lion's feet and a pair of small birds between the strangler's feet. The roundel frame consists of confronted griffons with pearl guard bands.

Participants

Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

Department

Textiles

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