A bronze lion of San Marco standing on three legs, with the right front paw resting on the book. It symbolizes Mark The Evangelist, patron saint of the city of Venice. Also known as the Winged Lion or the Marciano Lion, it is a symbol used to convey an immediate and unmistakable sense of identity and power.
Legend has it that an angel, in the form of a winged lion, appeared to Mark in a dream and told him, in Latin:
‘Pax tibi marce evangelista meus, hic requiescent corpus tuum’, meaning: Peace be with thee, O Mark, my evangelist. Your body will rest here.
With engraved dating ‘1907’, with stamp with the writing: Ricordo di Venezia Oppicelli, dated 12/05/1907
- Aantal items
- Beeld, Leeuw van San Marco
- Geschatte periode
- Begin 20e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
- 116×58×125 mm
- 574 g