1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends
1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends

1940s Pair of Sleeping Lions Figurine Bronze Bookends

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A fabulous 1940s reproduction of Antonio Canova's Sleeping Lions in the form of bookends. These lions were originally sculpted by the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova in larger scale for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

The bookends depict two crouching lions: one sleeping, the other vigilant. They are beautiful and the epitome of the Neoclassical style with a classical refinement.
  • 7.5"L x 2.5"W x 4.25H
  • Engraved "Antonio Canova 1757-1872"
  • In great vintage condition, beautiful patina
The tomb of Clement XIII is by Antonio Canova, who worked on it from 1783 to 1792. It shows the pope kneeling in prayer with the tiara beside him, and to the left of the sarcophagus Religion dressed in Jewish sacerdotal garments; to the right, there is a semi-reclining funerary Genius. At the base are two crouching lions, one sleeping, the other vigilant.

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