A WONDERFUL ENGLISH POLYCHROMED EARLY 17TH CENTURY SCULPTURE OF A MANTICORE.
A MYTHICAL BEAST WITH THE HEAD OF A MAN AND THE BODY OF A LION. THIS EARLY 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCULPTURE HAS A VERY LOURING EXPRESSION TO HIS FACE. RETAINING NEARLY ALL OF ITS POLYCHROME DECORATION.
A PAPER LABEL TO THE TOP OF ITS BACK BEARING THE DATE 1619.
Symbol of strength: The Manticore symbolizes undefeatable strength and power. It is believed that a Manticore could effortlessly eat the flesh and bones of several human beings. The Manticore is used as an emblem in heraldry, to reflect a soldier's strength and power.
STOCK NO 1990.