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Folk Art Carved Androcles Lion Figure



An unusually detailed example of a mid-20th century Folk Art lion figure. Unique in its formed with one rear leg raised as if it has a thorn in its foot. The etching across the surface of this statue is well crafted and detailed, a very tactile, heavy and decorative object with a unique form. The story: A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a lion lying down moaning and groaning. ... He pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the lion, who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog. Dimensions in inches: H 8” x W 15” x D 6” Origin: Unknown Period: 1940 Condition: Aged through wear and tear is present across this item in areas, fading of wood across the surface and very light loss of some carving. View all the photos please as this will show you the areas of concern addressed above.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304216992212

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